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The Three Types of Cognitive Load

The Three Types of Cognitive Load

Working memory can only hold a limited amount of information, so it's important to keep it manageable. Cognitive Load Theory refers to the different types of information that working memory can handle at once.

  • 🧠 Intrinsic Load: the difficulty and complexity of a task or new information
  • 🚀 Extraneous Load: how information is presented and the environment in which tasks are performed
  • 💡 Germane Load: the effort put into connecting new information with existing knowledge for long-term storage

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