Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and author of A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), published by Tarcher-Penguin in 2014. Her research focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. She is the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society vice president of member and student activities.

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IEEE PULSE, Feature March/April 2015
Learning How We Learn
“You know too much; it’s time to kill you.” In Russian, the phrase rhymes. The captain raised his glass, steering an inebriated wink my way. I glanced down at the table, littered with bottles of every persuasion—vodka, whisky, tequila, champagne. I... Read more