Things to Know about How Your Brain Learns

Things to Know about How Your Brain Learns

Things to Know about How Your Brain Learns

Date posted: April 15, 2015

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.

  1. We take in information better when it’s visual.
  2. We remember the big picture better than the details.
  3. Sleep largely affects learning and memory.
  4. Sleep deprivation significantly reduces your ability to learn new information.
  5. We learn best by teaching others.
  6. We learn new information better when it’s interleaved.

To read more about the research behind these and what that might mean for learning, read 6 important things you should know about how your brain learns. 

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