Our Working Memory
The limited amount of load we can take on our working memory, which functions like computer RAM, is called the cognitive load.
Miller's Law states that we need to limit our cognitive loads and hold on to approximately seven number of objects at a given time.
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To increase our learning performance, we need to balance our cognitive load. It helps to understand what the three types of cognitive loads are:
Your working memory capacity can be overloaded in three ways, making you feel mentally drained:
Working memory temporarily stores the information you are working on. But it is not just a simple storage. The working memory enables you to create new thoughts, change them, combine them, search them, or any other function that helps you navigate your life.
By enabling these functions, working memory upholds your thinking, planning, learning, and decision-making.
Procrastination is fundamentally an emotional reaction to what you have to do. The more aversive a task is to you, the more you’ll resist it, and the more likely you are to procrastinate.
Aversive tasks tend to: be boring, frustrating, difficult, lack intrinsic rewards, be ambiguous and unstructured.
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