When you study for a test or you’re trying to learn a new skill, what’s your typical approach? If you’re like most people, you might repeat facts over and over again or do the same task over and over again until you can do it in your sleep. While these brute force tactics might make you feel like you’re encoding new information into your brain, you may just be just be fooling yourself.
Dr. Peter Brown is the co-author of the book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Today on the show Peter and Brett discuss why typical approaches to studying might make it feel like you’re learning, but don’t actually work. They then delve into research-backed advice on how to really learn something and really retainRead More