Learning is an ongoing process that goes beyond school. It allows us to improve in various aspects of life, such as sales and customer communication. Learning a new programming language allows us to expand our technical skills. In addition, automating new skills allows us to become more efficient in various tasks. Moreover, learning helps us become better at our favorite sports.
No matter what your dream is, achieving it requires acquiring new knowledge and skills.
Acquiring knowledge is one of the most valuable skills you can develop. We are in an era of exponential growth, where what you learn today may be irrelevant tomorrow. Every day offers new possibilities and opportunities. Therefore, it is increasingly important to learn new skills quickly and enjoyably.
Today we delve into:
The latest science around neuro-plasticity:
We hope we can make learning more enjoyable and easier for you!
Attention is essential for effective learning. Here are concrete actions you can take:
Take 30 seconds to focus on where you are going to learn, whether it is a book or a computer screen. This increases the production of dopamine, a substance that stimulates attention in your brain. When we engage with something that genuinely piques our interest, this substance is automatically released.
Every time you practice/repeat/read you generate new neuron pathways and automate your knowledge.
Mistakes play a crucial role in the learning process. Making mistakes and discovering them yourself (through self-evaluation) leads to the release of extra dopamine, which increases attention. These experiences help strengthen neuronal connections in your brain. So be grateful when you make a mistake! It means you are learning!
Although focusing on something increases our attention when absorbing information, something magical happens when we momentarily LOSE focus.
Recently, scientists have discovered that during rest periods, whether short or long, your brain generates extra repetitions. These rest periods are the basis for processing information.
Although scrolling on your smartphone, gaming or talking are considered relaxing activities, they still require a certain amount of focus.
During these activities, you are absorbing information. You are "learning" (social skills, gameplay, the information on your feed).
However, the type of rest scientists refer to in "superlearning" is deeper rest.
NSDR stands for Non Sleep Deep Rest, a method that is very effective for improving learning.
Here are the steps:
By applying NSDR regularly, you can both improve your learning performance and reduce stress.
A good night's sleep is essential for thoroughly processing what you have learned. Scientists have found that sleep in the three nights after learning has a significant impact on processing.
Thus, to make the best use of superlearning, it is important to go to bed on time and get enough sleep. Make sure you give your brain the necessary rest and recovery time so that it can effectively consolidate and integrate the information learned.
In this blog post, we discussed various techniques and tips to promote superlearning. Here is a summary of the key points:
By applying these superlearning techniques, you can improve your learning experience and absorb and process information more effectively. Remember, a healthy balance between learning, rest and sleep is essential for achieving optimal learning outcomes.