college | January 20, 2011

Jonah Lehrer: The Best Way to Learn at College? Be an Outsider

In this exclusive Lavin video, neuroscience speaker Jonah Lehrer explains to Willamette University students why broadening their intellectual horizons is one of the most important aspects of a college education. The keynote is cheekily titled “Jonah Lehrer’s Metacognitive Guide to College,” and it reminds us that, even though it’s important to find your passion, it’s very easy to overspecialize and become trapped in an intellectual box while. As our world continues to blur — and in some cases, eliminate — the lines between disciplines, students need to push themselves outside of their comfort zones. Even — and especially — if it means feeling like an outsider.

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