barb oakley

The Science of Learning

I've been spending a huge amount of time in the car lately, driving to various events outside the city which means I've had the opportunity to indulge my nerdier side and catch up on my popular science podcasts. This was a terrific long-form interview with Barb Oakley about her new book, A Mind For Numbers.

I've found my years spent teaching karate and tutoring math gave me a great deal of insight into the way the mind works, which has made magic much easier for me to create. One of the most valuable things you can learn to day is about how your mind works (and all the ways in which it doesn't).

The actual interview starts about 20 mins in.