I’ve often mentioned the importance of lifelong learning to your success and happiness. I want to now tell you a few things about the actual mechanisms of learning. How does the brain actually convert your experiences and efforts into knowledge and skills? How do you recall what you learned when you need to recall it and adapt that memory to new situations?
I believe this is an important topic because to be intelligent is more than simply a capacity to apply knowledge and skills. To be intelligent is to adapt your behavior (1) using your senses, and (2)…