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Global Optimum

Oct 1, 2019

This episode features:

-What are the best and worst studying techniques?

-Do “learning styles” exist?

-How to squeeze more learning into your day

-How to start learning a new field

-How to cultivate viewpoint diversity

-How to avoid getting parasitized by bad ideas

-Should you study in the morning or at night?

-Can napping enhance learning?


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Apply Psychology:

Brown, P. C., Roediger III, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick. Harvard University Press.

Dunlosky, J., Rawson, K. A., Marsh, E. J., Nathan, M. J., & Willingham, D. T. (2013). Improving students’ learning with effective learning techniques: Promising directions from cognitive and educational psychology. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 14(1), 4-58.

Feld, G. B., & Diekelmann, S. (2015). Sleep smart—optimizing sleep for declarative learning and memory. Frontiers in psychology, 6, 622.

Isarida, T., & Isarida, T. K. (2014). Environmental context-dependent memory. Advances in experimental psychology research, 115-51.



Crucial Considerations and Wise Philanthropy

Oxbridge Notes Guide To Autodidactism

Rationality: From AI to Zombies

Spaced Repetition for Efficient Learning

The Best Textbooks on Every Subject

Twelve Virtues of Rationality

Why should effective altruists embrace uncertainty?


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