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Learning How to Learn

Dr. Barbara Oakley, Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

5 mins

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Learning How to Learn shares a new approach to studying, processing, and understanding new information and concepts, highlighting how to use them effectively while avoiding distractions.


Learning How to Learn

Learning How to Learn

by Dr. Barbara Oakley


With the advancement of technology, the world of learning and understanding has faced the challenge of information bombardment. We have too much data available but not enough time to process it.

Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski are here to help. Dr. Oakley has been teaching industrial and systems engineering at McMaster University, and is highly regarded in the global field of digital learning. Dr. Sejnowski is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and is known for his work in computational neuroscience.

Discover how different people think, focus, and absorb patterns, and gain valuable techniques to avoid procrastination. Key to effective learning is the continual building and expanding of your short-term and long-term memories, as well as effective stress management during tough situations.

Favorite quote

Perhaps the greatest gift that our brains give us is the ability to learn new things every day.

- Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

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