Taking short breaks may help learn new skills better
If you are in a process of learning new skills, then taking short breaks in between may help you grasp it better, say researchers.
The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests our brains probably take short rest periods to strengthen memories.
“Everyone thinks you need to ‘practice, practice and practice’ when learning something new,” said co-author Leonardo G. Cohen from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the US. “We found resting, early and often, may be just as critical to learning as practice,” Cohen said.