Guess what? Practice definitely does NOT always lead to perfection. When you practice an instrument are you doing it right? In this episode I explore the “10,000 hour” myth and how you can practice something – like an instrument or a language – in a way that is going to result in much faster learning. We’ll see that the idea that you don’t need to memorize anything because you can always look it up on Google doesn’t hold water and we’ll take a look at the evidence that Facebook might be rotting your brain (it isn’t).
Resources for this Episode
- Exploding the 10,000 hours myth – it’s no guarantee for greatness
- The 10,000 Hours Rule Is a Myth
- Small Teaching by Robert Lang
- Study links Facebook use to reduced gray matter volume in the nucleus accumbens