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  1. #1 Is there a way to learn quicker? Better way to use the brain 
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    These days, I'm really wondering about some techniques (if there exists any) for learning quicker and better... How can we possibly make use of our brain at best? Anyone who has a scientific knowledge regarding this issue? I'd be glad if you shared your knowledge!


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    I do not remember the name of the products, but there have been some research on rats which could learn more easly if given a certain drug.


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    The best way to improve a body function is training. The brain "learns to learn" by being used in such fashion, the same it "learns to read fast" if you read a lot.

    I don't know if there is some "shortcut", but being sincere I just don't think that a drug can give you what the brain hasn't got on its own. it is a matter of proficency, and proficency is developed through the repeated use of certains sets of neuronal grids. the brainahs the abbility to detect what neurons are useful to a certiant ask,a nd slowly learns to "unplug" other brain functiosn which aren't of use to the task. It's like knowing in what shelf of the library are the books you need without need to check the file.
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    I must admit that I agree with Lucifer. I am more interested in using the brain as it is (and actually human brain is an excellent machine that is not known how to be used!) and learn via natural ways.
    I am reading a lot, and I have been reading a lot through out my life. But I just couldn't use my brain very effectively. It happens that I forget some of the things I had recently read...
    And for example, I am using three languages effectively at the same time during the day. But I am not able to remember everything I read in each language. I am working on this now. Trying to find a way out, a pathway, where the control will be in my brain rather than my will!
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    i find that when things are explained to me in a logical way, they make more sense.

    and also try tie other things in to it, not sure how to explain, but in bio/ chemistry they intertwine and i find it easier to learn when i know both
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    Could you elaborate?
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    wel i suppose, what i mean is , its hard to learn if you don't know all the facts

    have everything you need to know, there.

    eg, i found it alot easier to learn abotu photo synthyis after finishing organic chemistry, the two tie in together

    so when your trying to learn somehtin new, link itup with anything you can


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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    wel i suppose, what i mean is , its hard to learn if you don't know all the facts
    Consider this as a possibility: you don't need to know any or all of the facts, you just need to know all, or most, or some, of the questions.

    Asking the right questions points you in the right direction. Asking the right questions needs an understanding of 'how things work'. If you understand the 'how', the 'what' follows quite easily.
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    I do picture knowledge as a sort of hipertext tree, where some ideas are linked together... so you start with a idea and it leads you to another, and aother, and aother, as far as you have learned that the way goes... I think associaitve thinking is an important trait, the abbility to relation thigns which are the different elements of a complex thing... like picturing the electron on the atoms of the mollecules of the aminoacids of the of a cell of a muscle of a mammal... and the origin of mamals and the evolution of life and all the way back to the origin of the solar system and how the complex atoms where created in nova and supernova explosions, and from this to how the stars are born and where do they come from the dust and gas clouds, and the origin of the universe, and with it the origin of the laws of physics and why should a neutron stuck between protons and prevent them from going apart, and so let them be able that electrons orbit around... in the atoms of the molleculles of the aminoacids of...

    This sort of "great tapestry of knowledge" is what I do love more of Science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucifer
    The best way to improve a body function is training.
    a form of training would be to meditate, right after you have read something that you could think on. maybe after a session on the forums.
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    I agree with Lucifer and Volvox that a drug isn’t a best way to improve learning abilities. And of course everybody has their techniques which result in better learning, everybody has developed his or her own method. Can’t say I know a general method for everybody. For me writing parts down, asking question to myself and trying to answer them helps to learn the content. But I think it just way to get myself concentrated, the most important thing to study something is to be focussed. I think we all remember the amount of pages we could study the day or night before the exam is comparison with the weak before. You must find a way to get focussed.

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    but being sincere I just don't think that a drug can give you what the brain hasn't got on its own. it is a matter of proficency, and proficency is developed through the repeated use of certains sets of neuronal grids. the brainahs the abbility to detect what neurons are useful to a certiant ask,a nd slowly learns to "unplug" other brain functiosn which aren't of use to the task. It's like knowing in what shelf of the library are the books you need without need to check the file.
    Again, I am not promoting drugs to learn better and I am quite sure that their isn’t a product (for humans to learn better) on the market yet and frankly I hope it never will (but this is another discussion). But it is possible. Your metaphors works quite well. Finding a book in a library goes faster if you have a ladder or running shoes or fluorensent tags on your books or etc...
    Why wouldn’t it be possible that a drug could stimulated and stabilize the new formed connection in your central nervous system. Maybe the learning process is the same, but the drugs improves you to better remember what you have studied. Which is a more efficient way of learning and thus quicker.
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