Connecting the Dots
Learning How to Learn for Modern Day Thinkers
Ever felt like there’s just too much to learn and not enough time? We’re reveling in information nirvana, but we’re stuck using outdated learning habits that can’t keep up. Connecting the Dots will lead you on a journey through the brain, the mind, the environment, and the future, providing a comprehensive picture of why learning quickly is now indispensable, and how we can best achieve it.
“Education isn’t something you can finish,” once quipped Isaac Asimov, a point that rings true now more than ever.
All the world’s knowledge is at our fingertips, we’re able to consume whatever we want whenever we want—but this, unfortunately, doesn’t guarantee that we make the best choices in regard to learning what’s most important to us.
If we’re going to improve the intelligence and creativity of the world at large, education must escape the school system and become an activity pursued by people of all ages and walks of life. We must also know how to do this effectively—we must ensure that we can both teach and learn efficiently.
Among Connecting the Dot’s most valuable insights:
What happens in the brain as we experience and learn
How technology and science are driving a need for continued education
Why our ability to plan and predict rests upon our knowledge
What we should focus on to become an expert
How to avoid the many biases and fallacies in our current learning methodologies
About the Author
I (Sam Brinson) am a writer exploring the intersection of psychology, science, technology and the arts. I like to learn, and want to help others learn how to learn.
“I’ve been studying how people learn for many years and yet I was continually surprised by how much I was still learning from Sam while reading this book. This book is thoroughly researched and a joy to read. Highly recommended.”
—Kyle Pearce, DIYGenius
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