Otherwise, you're in for a constant battle, with your brain doing its best to keep the new content from sticking. Based on the latest research in cognitive science, neurobiology, and educational psychology, Head First books get your brain into learning mode. Somehow she was able to channel my crazy ideas into impressive art that make the difficult concepts very clear. Images are far more memorable than words alone, and make learning much more effective up to 89% improvement in recall and transfer studies. I was skeptical with this book given how strange it appeared. Better still, try to explain it out loud to someone else.
We used concepts and pictures in unexpected ways because your brain is tuned for novelty, and we used pictures and ideas with at least some emotional content, because your brain is tuned to pay attention to the biochemistry of emotions. But now you want more, you want to really dig into those databases and work with your data. Cary Collett put his 15 years of experience working at startups, government labs, and currently in the financial sector to use while reviewing the book, and is looking forward to getting back to enjoying his non-work things like cooking, hiking, reading and terrorizing his dogs. Or trying to learn some tough technical topic your boss thinks will take a week, ten days at the most. Based on the latest research in cognitive science, neurobiology, and educational psychology, learning takes a lot more than text on a page. A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash.
Getting ready for an exam. So what does it take to learn something? Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. In recent studies, students performed up to 40% better on post-learning tests if the content spoke directly to the reader, using a first-person, conversational style rather than taking a formal tone. I'll compare this against other books, but I did not love the way it had you do certain things early in chapters you would never do in real coding. Imagine that someone really is asking the question. Like how you should never again snowboard in shorts. The end result is that this book reads like a very funny comic book with a little technical detail inside instead of what is really meant to be, a technical book with humour and creativity to make it more engaging.
We use a personalized, conversational style, because your brain is tuned to pay more attention when it believes you're in a conversation than if it thinks you're passively listening to a presentation. Like the danger of fire. Currently she enjoys putting education courses online to meet the needs of the changing New Orleans community post-Katrina, and we thank her for being able to fit us into her overbooked schedule. Which would you pay more attention to: a stimulating dinner party companion, or a lecture? We use multiple learning styles, because you might prefer step-by-step procedures, while someone else wants to understand the big picture first, and someone else just wants to see an example. The more you understand, the less you have to memorize. Learning a new, tough, technical topic doesn't have to be boring. Part of the learning especially the transfer to long-term memory happens after you put the book down.
This was annoying as I thought it was an exercise to figure out how I screwed up when I first encountered it. We include many activities, because your brain is tuned to learn and remember more when you do things than when you read about things. The more deeply you force your brain to think, the better chance you have of learning and remembering. I found it confusing at times to have to shift gears from thinking about how to do something then realize I just learned it the wrong way and I'd have to do it another way. But now you want more, you want to really dig into those databases and work with your data. As far as your brain's concerned, a picture really is worth a thousand words. If you put in something new during that processing time, some of what you just learned will be lost.
Your brain needs time on its own, to do more processing. In stories, examples, pictures, etc. And when text and pictures work together, we embedded the text in the pictures because your brain works more effectively when the text is within the thing the text refers to, as opposed to in a caption or buried in the text somewhere. If you're more eclectic, then give Head First a try! Now you can get everything with. . Virtually every key concept is illuminated via sample code that has been fully updated for and tested with the shipping version of the product. You remember what you care about.
And we know what your brain is thinking. For me, the most impressive thing about this book is it's attention to detail - on more than one occasion I've wondered why something was done in a certain way and I turn the page to find that the detail has been answered! The graphics are often surprising, oversized, humorous, sarcastic, or edgy. It also makes things more understandable. For some of them, there is no right answer, and for others, part of the learning experience of the Brain Power activities is for you to decide if and when your answers are right. Series Title: Responsibility: Lynn Beighley.
So what does your brain do with all the routine, ordinary, normal things you encounter? The redundancy is intentional and important. Our amazing reviewers: Huge thanks go to our tech review team. Expect to have fun, expect to learn, and expect to be querying, normalizing, and joining your data like a pro by the time you're finished reading! There are some errors in the book's code as well as the downloadable code online. He also went far, far beyond the call of duty, pointing out some conceptual chasms that really needed to be bridged. In other words, unless you actively flex your neurons, nothing much happens in your head. We use concepts and pictures in unexpected ways because your brain is tuned for novelty, and we use pictures and ideas with at least some emotional content, because your brain is more likely to remember when you feel something. Are your tables all tangled up? Is your data dragging you down? Groaning over a bad joke is still better than feeling nothing at all.
If we covered every variation in syntax for every command in the book, this book would have many more pages. Since working one side of the brain often means giving the other side a chance to rest, you can be more productive at learning for a longer period of time. But pictures and conversational style are just the beginning. Most other books out now are based on beta versions. The slow way is about sheer repetition.