Wonder #2853: How Do We Learn?
Question 1 of 3
According to this Wonder, why is it better to spread out your studying over several days rather than cramming the night before?
- the brain needs rest to function properly
- new information cannot be immediately absorbed
- the brain requires time to connect the new information to old information
- the brain requires time to purge old information to make way for new information
Question 2 of 3
Why is practicing a new skill important?
- it strengthens short-term memory
- it has the same effect as cramming
- the act of repetition teaches your brain that the skill or information is important and worth retaining
- it has no effect on long-term memory
Question 3 of 3
When your brain sees a connection between a new idea and a concept you’ve already learned, it . . .
- will become confused with the older concept
- is more likely to store it in short-term memory
- will forget the older concept to make space for the new information
- is more likely to store it in long-term memory
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