Questions tagged [learning]

the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught.

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Did al-Ghazali lead to decline of science in Islam as Neil Tyson claims?

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that during the Islamic Golden Age, especially in Baghdad, science and discovery flourished for a few centuries. Then an Islamic scholar named al-...
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Can jet lag give you permanent memory and learning problems?

A recent article on Cracked.com, 5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber, claims "jet lag gives you permanent memory and learning problems" and cited several studies. But when you look at the ...
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Is studying while sick bad for your brain?

The New Straits Times reported: Working unduly hard or studying while sick may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damaging it. P-Healthcare blog reports one of the "Top ...
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Does moderate exercise improve learning ability?

Heavy exercise temporarily depletes glycogen, a short term energy store, from the brain (after doing so from the muscles and liver). However, light exercise has a positive effect on learning ability. ...
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Is listening to music while studying distracting?

When I was at school, the teachers always forbade us from using our mp3s, and we weren't allowed to listen to any music while in class. The reason being that it seems the music would distract us, that ...