“Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.”
Thanks to Craig for sending this “rabbit hole” — so many interesting episodes here!
The thing I get from it is this: children are not bogged down by the preconceived ideas at the level that adults are. They are able to “see” or perceive things that could be overlooked by an adult. As such, the study was useful in two areas: 1) one being the area of science to which the kids’ study contributed, 2) the other being in the realm of psychology/neuroscience in exploring how people perceive the world. It raises the question: How can we become more childlike — in science, and in other areas of life? How can we harvest the power of play?
Khan Academy offers free educational videos in math, science, computer science, finance/economics, humanities, and test prep.
This has turned into a favorite educational resource for homeschoolers and other students needing supplemental education.