Learn Faster through Failure

Here's an excellent podcast by a Stanford neuroscience professor that is (so chock full of info it is almost too much) about how to optimize your brain's ability to learn. It basically hits every strategy that we find in a Feldi lesson including:

  • Using failure as a means of triggering plasticity
  • Challenging the vestibular system to improve balance and trigger learning
  • Confusion (he calls it frustration) as a precursor to learning
  • Using focused awareness
  • Keeping bouts of learning short
  • Resting often between bouts of learning
  • Plus the neuroscience behind this stuff

Huberman also has a whole lot of other fascinating episodes, all delivered in plain language for normal people. This podcast is one of my faves!