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# Learning How to Learn

• by Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Dr. Barbara Oakley
• These are the two different ways of thinking.
* When learning something new, the brain needs to go between the focused and diffuse modes a lot of times.
* We need to do a little bit everyday.
• Do a Pomodoro of 25 minutes to avoid procrastination:
1. 25 of intensive focus
2. no distraction
3. reward of this time.
• 4 slots in short term memory
• Spaced repetitions: repeat what we need to learn on days 1,2,3,5 and 7.
• Sleep is needed to wash away the toxins in the brain.
• It is also necessary to memorize the new patterns.
• Willing to dream about something can increase the chances to dream about it.

A neural pattern that “make sense” created through practice and repetition.

• Using recall is the best way to learn something from a written material.
• Recalling in different physical locations can also be very helpful.
• Einstellung: blocking “installation” preventing discovery of new (better) ideas.
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