Ever been exposed to two new and unrelated pieces of information and later found you could only remember the last one? The second piece of info may have sabotaged the first memory, Men’s Health reports, but a 20-minute break can fix that.
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Our brains may need time between learning new tasks to properly store it. Two hours between different new subjects is ideal, according to Dr Edwin Robertson, a professor of neurology, but 20 minutes should be enough time for your brain to welcome new information.
So, if you’re able to schedule your classes or study time, consider long breaks in between each subject.
Why You Can’t Remember Anything [Men’s Health]