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Education Bookcast

Oct 18, 2021

Which country was the first ever to have universal, free, compulsory education?

Zero points if you said "Prussia". The correct answer is the Aztec empire, almost four centuries before the oft-cited German state.

I happened to find out this bizarre fact from an aside in a YouTube video, and decided to look into it. If...

Oct 4, 2021

I realised I missed something, and I kicked myself.

For a while I've been toying with the idea that learning occurs in two stages, which can be mapped between cognitive science and neuroscience:

  1. Exposure to new material -> neuronal connections
  2. Practice and repetition -> myelination

...with elaboration (e.g. relating...