June 13, 2020

Chunking

Our working memory can only hold a limited number of concepts (or chunks’). We can improve our thinking capacity by increasing the complexity of the chunks. Mental models are a great way to do this - they distill complex phenomena that from first principles take many chunks to grasp.

Learning can be thought of as building up progressively more complex chunks. Note-taking is one approach to this.

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Updated Jun, 14 2020


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