The most effective way for people to learn and retain new information has long been a key question for neuroscientists. Their research has taught us that, for example, inducing challenges into the learning helps us develop complex thinking processes, and that emotions can have both a positive and negative impact on our ability to learn. Findings such as these have informed the development of the Da Vinci Bricks programs, helping us to create versatile, effective and broad programs for all children.