Finding a balance between too much challenge and too little will help you to avoid cognitive overload and ensure optimal learning
Here’s a number: 579831. If I let you stare at it for 20 seconds, and bar you from taking notes, would you be able remember it correctly in half an hour? The chances are, with a little effort, most of us could. What about this number: 638592746109837? Under the same conditions, without a toolbox of memory techniques to hand, the vast majority of us would fail.