Annie Murphy Paul


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Brilliant: The New Science of Smart

New research on learning that can help us all expand our intelligence.  Can we become smarter? Two decades of research in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience has produced a surprising answer: Yes!

Brilliant: The New Science of Smart, the forthcoming book by acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul, presents compelling evidence from the latest research on learning and why traditional study advice may actually be ineffectual and counterproductive! Using persuasive examples from real-life schools and workplaces, Brilliant illustrates that intelligence is a renewable resource – one that we all have the power to expand.

Join Parent Edge as we welcome Annie Murphy Paul and learn how anyone can become a more engaged and efficient student. Gain research-driven strategies and proven techniques to:

  • Boost motivation
  • Stimulate curiosity
  • Build persistence
  • Make anything interesting
  • Eliminate test anxiety

Annie Murphy Paul is a book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. A contributing writer for Time magazine, she writes a weekly column about learning for, and also blogs about learning at,,, and She contributes to The New York Times MagazineThe New York Times Book ReviewSlate, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She is the author of The Cult of Personality, a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of Origins, a book about the science of prenatal influences. She is now at work on Brilliant: The New Science of Smart, to be published by Crown in 2013. Annie Murphy Paul Blog