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Scott RileyMindful Designhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4234-6_3

3. Learning and Memory

Scott Riley1 
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Nottingham, UK
 

Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.

—Solon

To explore how humans learn as a species is to explore the very cores of cognition and emotion themselves. In its most reduced model, learning is simply the transmission of information from sensory input into long-term memory, with a few checkpoints along the way. In a wider sense, there are infinite ways in which we can learn things and seemingly infinite categories of learning we can partake in. Furthermore, learning is not just about committing a fact to long-term memory—learning a skill is as different from ...

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