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The Fundamentals of Learning: Finding Focus

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Time commitment

5 minutes a day for 11 days

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November 28, 2016

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! 


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!"

Sounds interesting?