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Brain activation goes down as you learn

Brain activation goes down as you learn

The better you get at a skill, the less of your brain is being used actively.

As you learn something, your brain wires more specialized circuitry for solving the problem with less effort. Using less of your brain is an advantage, since that is more efficient.

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Learning involves changing mental strategies

  • What you’re actually doing when performing a skill as a novice and as an expert are often radically different.
  • Researchers call this shift in neural activation due to changes in mental strategy functional reorganization.
  • Functional reorganization is a useful concept for making sense of many learning situations.

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