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Learning a new skill can be tough. Those of us trying to master a new language, learn a musical instrument, or take an online course, will find that when the initial enthusiasm dries up, things mov...
Most learning techniques with lots of theory and colorful infographics do not assist in making the information stick in our minds.
There is a need for ‘desirable difficulties’ which exerci...
.. or a Q&A session primes the brain to absorb the information afterward, and failing to answer it initially is part of the game.
The brain needs to know that it doesn’t know.
Continuously quizzing yourself, something called ‘retrieval practice’ jogs the memory and builds stronger traces. The harder the retrieval is, the stronger the memory formation.
Spending too much time on one topic can be counterproductive. It is better to switch and rotate between topics, something called ‘interleaving’.
The technique has an in-built mom...
Cardiovascular exercise makes us better learners, triggering dopamine and epinephrine in our brains, providing us with a natural memory boost.
Our memory is contextually sensitive, making our surroundings affect its functioning.
Studies show that changing the place of learning can help retain and recall the topics better.
Recovery is a must for learning. Taking time off does not mean more brain stimulation like TV or video games. It means just closing your eyes and doing nothing.
Surprisingly, that is wh...
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The goal is to learn each concept in a way that they each become like a well-known puzzle piece.
In order to master a concept, you not only need to know it but also to know how it fits into the bigger picture.
Instead of highlighting or underlining, rather take brief notes that summarize keys concepts.
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Every task has a certain Activation Energy (AE), where you initiate certain steps in order to start a task.
Reducing the Activation Energy of new habits you want to form will make it i...
A memory chunk is a solid connection in your mind that relates various bits and pieces of information.
Focus on the concept you want to form a chunk of. Write down the basic ideas of what the concept is all about. Build up from these fundamentals to finally create a chunk.
While reviewing material, recall it instead of just reading it passively. Try and recall in a different setting than where you studied it.
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Studying takes too much time, and there are only a limited number of hours. Spaced repetition method uses time intervals and makes you recall more information, using less time.
A recent theory on forgetting states that everything we learn remains in storage inside our memory, but our ability to recall and retrieve that information fades if we do not practice fetching information.
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