Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe. You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 2.1m long. Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.
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Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns. While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our brains take in new information, and knowing how this works can help us choose the most efficient strategies for learning new things.
We all use silly logic to help us rationalise a confusing world. Take full moons, for example. For centuries people have been blaming full moons for inexplicable behaviours that coincided with them. But it's an illusory correlation -- we fool ourselves into believing something based on what stands out most in our memories.