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Fighting and surviving the attention economy

The scarce resource all tech companies are competing for today is our attention, and they are getting pretty good at stealing that attention from us one minute at a time. Here's a group of courses that will teach you how to find focus, to understand how your brain works and hopefully give you some tools to spend your time that's actually worth it.

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Courses in this collection:

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    Getting to Know Your Brain

    Everyday neuroscience for curious people

    Ever wished you had paid more attention in biology class? Do you feel that you know very little about the one organ you couldn't survive without? Interested in learning about neurotransmitters and what causes some of the most common mental disorders? 

    Look no further – this is the course for you!

    In ten very short lessons, we will go through some of the most important parts and systems in the brain. You will also get a brief, neurological explanation to what might cause depression, anxiety, and addiction.

    Don't expect to learn everything there is to know about the brain. Instead expect to learn enough to understand your reactions a bit better, and enough to drop a fun fact or two about the brain at your next dinner party.

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    Said about the course:

    "I love learning about neuroscience, for me who has read lots of books on the subject this was a great reminder. Recommend it to anyone interested in knowing about why we behave the way we do"

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    The Fundamentals of Learning: Finding Focus

    How to learn faster, better and more efficient

    If you want to become a better learner, the first thing you have to start training is your focus. 

    Why is that? Because memory has a limited capacity and attention determines what will be encoded in it. 

    Without being fully present during the memory encoding stage of learning, we can’t process the information mindfully, and therefore can’t encode it for long-term storage. To put it more bluntly, we’ll never be able to learn something we’re not paying attention to.  

    The topics of focus and attention have been studied by psychologists since the 1860s, and some argue even longer than that. We’ve delved into recent research to bring you the bite-sized version of the most recent findings, and how they can help you become a better learner.

    Together, we’ll uncover the research-backed answers to some of the most interesting questions about learning: 


    • How long should you try to pay attention for?

    • Are there different types of attention?

    • Should you handwrite your notes or type them?

    • Does multitasking improve learning? 

    Is there an optimal emotional stage for learning, and how can you manage your emotions to help you focus better? 

    Let’s get to it! 

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    Said about the course:

    "I work 6-10 hours per day in front of my computer and I have a huuuge problem with multitasking. This course gave me tools to really focus on what I'm supposed to focus on and I got some cool insights about learning, memory, and productivity at the same time!"

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