Absurdity and Meaninglessness Increase Learning

Can people learn more simply by exposing themselves to absurd or meaningless stories?

A schema refers to people’s expectations. So for instance, one’s schema for a card deck is that hearts are red, and spades are black. If you were to play with a deck with the colors reversed, this would disrupt your schemas.

Cognitively, schemas are important because they enable us to process and use a ton of information in the world pretty much every second of our lives with minimal effort and fuss. To put this in perspective, imagine going some place entirely new where you have no idea what to expect. The sheer effort exerted in trying to function without your usual schemas would be exhausting…

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Contador Público y Psicopedagoga. Mi pasión: la Matemática... en un continuo aprender y enseñar


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