The study of the mind has intrigued generations of researchers from the scientific community.Bu not until the last two decades of the 20th century that cognitive science made some formidable breakthroughs in areas related to the understanding of how the human brain process information and deals with the everyday learning. Some examples of the insights uncovered through rigorous cognitive studies are included in this wonderful visual entitled “The Science of Study”.
The Science of Study takes an inside look at how our brains function when assimilating information and explores the different relations between our study and sleep habits and our brain productivity. Here are a few of the interesting ideas covered in this visual:
- Multiple experiments have shown that staying up late can often be counterproductive. A Harvard study found fatigue negatively affects the cortex, which stores information in the brain.
- Cramming often prove effective in the very short time, but those gains tend to vanish as time passes. We perform better when study sessions are spaced out over longer periods of time rather than packed into one sitting.
- Our brain has over 90.000 miles of fibers which allow us to process information in fractions of seconds.