The Science of Learning: How to Turn Information into Intelligence New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ————————————————————————————————————————— Cramming for a test and having a hard time understanding something? Might be best to go away and come back after a while. Your brain is constantly fluctuating between a "learning" mode and an "understanding" mode. When you’re sitting there reading (and re-reading!) a textbook, unable to make sense of it, your brain is actually learning. It just takes the decompressing part of your brain for it to all be unpacked. It’s called the neural chunk theory and you can learn to utilize it to your advantage by learning how to study differently; small bursts of inactivity and breaks can really make a big difference in how to memorize seemingly difficult information by combining bigger and bigger "chunks" of information until you understand the big picture. It’s fascinating stuff.
Barbara Oakley’s most recent book is Mindshift
Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential ————————————————————————————————————————— BARBARA OAKLEY:
Barbara Oakley, PhD, is a professo…