25 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Learning

Bambi Turner

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From the moment you're born, your brain is hard at work processing information. From learning to seek nourishment and comfort to crawling and walking, the mind then moves onto more complex and active learning, which could include going to school, brushing up on skills needed to boost your career or simply mastering new skills and hobbies. And sure, if you had endless hours of leisure time, you could devote all your time to learning the subject at hand — except who has time for that? Devoting endless hours of studying might hamper learning more than it helps. It turns out, your brain can only process so much information before it becomes overloaded, so you'd actually be better off spending the final hours of a marathon study session indulging in some Netflix or a good piece of fiction instead of those lecture notes.

Instead of sticking to the same old habits, take advantage of decades of research into psychology and neuroscience to hack the process and learn faster and more effectively than you ever thought possible. Not only will you free up your schedule and reclaim hours for other activities, but you'll also be better equipped to keep up with the pace of technology and the modern world ... and your competitors or classmates.

Ready to find out how to trick your brain into storing, retaining and recalling information or skills? Check out this gallery for the latest learning hacks!

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