The Science of Study

 07 - 17 - 13
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School may be out for the summer, but learning never stops.  But what does it mean to learn? has created an interesting infographic on the process of studying and learning-down to the chemical reactions that occur in the brain!
Your brain is a miracle.  Compromised of over 90,000 miles of fibers, this thinker completes thousands of processes a second.  From keeping your heart beating, to recognizing the name of a relative you haven’t seen in a few years-the brain is an amazing thing.
The Science of Study
When you learn something new, the involved synapses change.  Once the information is stored, the more your recall what you’ve learned, the more simultaneous the process becomes.  This same reaction occurs when learning any new information, including a new skill.  What’s even more amazing, is that as you learn, your brain actually grows!
While the brain may be incredible, it is also sensitive.  Staying up late and feeling fatigued can cause problems in the cortex, which is the main area in the brain for storing information.  It’s also becoming common knowledge that learning things slowly, over a period of time, is most beneficial for memory.
But when it comes to studying, who studies most? has compiled a graph of which academic fields study the most.  Architecture and chemical engineering students may spend an average of over 21 hours per week studying, while leisure studies and speech majors may study around 11.
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