If like me you love to learn then you’ve probably asked yourself many times how you actually learn anything. What is the process involved and how can you use it to your advantage?

I’ve asked myself this question hundreds of times to the point that I decided to study it in school and university. Of course you never get to the end of any good topic. The basics of how we learn are well understood and a quick google will answer that for you. The more in depth aspects are still being explored and that is an area that fascinates me.

This post is therefore a journey. I love to hear what you have to say too because that’s the best way to learn. For now I’m going to start with a post I wrote several years back that is as true today as then.

How I think we learn: movements and other things

Finding this article again inspired me to collect together every thing I’ve learned so far. That is what I will do over the coming months. Currently I have a series on weight loss and migraine keeping me busy so this topic will be a slow burner.

The list of articles I have found so far is quite long but unorganised. Pulling it together is the first task before organising it better. It covers areas are wide ranging as theories on how we learn and more specific physiological evidence along with the infrastructure of education, the future and the past.

If you know more about how we learn then please add a comment. Let’s see how much we can discover together.

  1. the making of an expert
  2. The idea that impossible is nothing is important because you assume there is a way to achieve your dream. You just haven’t found it yet.
  3. Nothing to hide The best teachers admit they are still learning
  4. 10 often-overlooked signs of exceptional intelligence. This is a very simple list but also very much reflective of most of the research in the area of intelligence.
  5. Another way to coach and inspire: The value of wanting feedback.
    • Many managers overestimate the importance of telling their employees about their strengths and weaknesses. The real trick is to help someone get to a place where they are actively seeking feedback for themselves,
    • It’s a good clear result that fits similar research with similar findings. 
  6. Daydreaming could amplify learning The team’s findings suggest that repeated daydreaming may eventually help the brain distinguish between similar images, he added. That’s because the study’s mice seemed to “be learning more about the picture by daydreaming about it,” the team said in a joint statement provided to Fortune
  7. Teens’ Transcendent Thinking Spurs Brain Growth  this complex form of thinking fosters coordination between the brain’s executive control and default mode networks, crucial for psychological functioning.