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Breaks Outside Lead to Better Learning

Breaks Outside Lead to Better Learning
Your brain needs a break after academic instruction to absorb and embed what it’s learned, a new study finds, supporting the theory that younger children do better when they have more recess time and that college students putting in uninterrupted hours of study time don't necessarily perform better on exams.


Oxford University researchers found that for memories to become permanent in the brain, the neurons that create them have to rest for a period of time after they’re engaged.


The study, conducted by Paul Kelley, an honorary research associate at Oxford University and a past president of education for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, found evidence that taking regular breaks helps embed learning, Forbes reported.
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  1. Outdoor play is so refreshing! I wonder if a study on adults would show that taking breaks outside leads to better focus and work production.

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