Luke Yoquinto Publishes New Book on Learning with Sanjay Sarma

by Adam Felts

AgeLab researcher and science writer Luke Yoquinto is co-author of a new book titled Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn. Co-written with Dr. Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s Vice President of Open Learning, the book explores cutting-edge neuroscience research into how human beings best absorb and retain information, as well as new best practices for educators in an Internet-connected world. The goal of the book, says Yoquinto, is “to make learning as accessible and cognitively user-friendly as possible”—an ambition that applies not only to school-age students but also lifelong learners.

The book was finished before COVID-19 arrived in the United States, but the effect of the pandemic on the U.S. education system, and the need for many educators to suddenly figure out how best to teach remotely, makes Sarma’s and Yoquinto’s insights especially relevant.

Learn more about Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn and order a copy from your local bookseller here.

A review of the book is also published in MIT News.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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