This episode is the first of a two-part series taking a deep dive into the mechanisms of the brain in learning and how we can exploit this understanding to optimise our studying. We are joined by Dr Jared Cooney Horvath, an Educational Neuroscientist and brain expert whose enthusiasm and insights in this area will have you hooked!
In this first part we talk about why the brain has a limited capacity for learning 'new material' in a day, how we actually experience and interact with the world through 'predictions', and the implications of this for learning. We also discuss what the current scientific thinking is on 'memories' and the strategies we can use to make them last.
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Recommendations from the episode:
- Book: "Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 insights from brain science to make your message stick" by Dr Cooney Horvath