If the brain is a learning machine, then it's an eccentric one. And it performs best when its quirks are exploited.
Science reporter Benedict Carey's entertaining exploration of "how the brain learns most efficiently" presents the cognitive science behind the techniques that actually help us acquire and retain information. Perfect for teachers, students, parents, and the perpetually curious, How We Learn offers practical advice in friendly and fascinating prose. Scientific American calls it "a guide to making the most out of life." What a worthwhile read! (CH)