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I'm trying to understand how our brains - neurons or other chemical processes work in regards to learning/ memorizing and understanding.

I found a lot of "theoretical" discussions on the topic- e.g. learning is memorizing, and understanding is knowing how to apply something. But none of them talked about the actual process in the brain.

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean the cognitive aspect of the process, or the neuro aspect? $\endgroup$
    – Ooker
    May 31, 2020 at 7:31
  • $\begingroup$ Not entirely sure what you are asking. I meant the physical aspect of it- neurons/ chemicals/ etc. $\endgroup$
    – Max K
    May 31, 2020 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ it's because there are two different (but related!) fields that both attempt to answer your question: cognitive psychology and neuroscience. I want to be clear which framework you would like to use $\endgroup$
    – Ooker
    May 31, 2020 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ Ahh I see. Honestly I'm not too familiar with either, so I wouldn't be able to tell you. If you know any of them (or both) that will be great and we can go from there. $\endgroup$
    – Max K
    May 31, 2020 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ The best way to for you is to learn both subjects. If you have time take a look at some textbooks. Those are interesting $\endgroup$
    – Ooker
    Jun 1, 2020 at 6:42

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According to this fascinating chapter, learning, memorization, and understanding are all related.

You might want to check it out. It basically assumes learning to be a process that involves coordination of the various cognitive sub-processes.

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