-1
$\begingroup$

What are the psychological basis of understanding a subject.
I have observed cases where a person in
anxiety reads a chapter of a book and doesn't grasp anything after 1 hour.
The same person was given SNRI and he grasped the things in under 15 minutes.
Somehow just by focusing on the subject understanding happens automatically. Are there any good research/books etc on this?

$\endgroup$
4
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ The question seems to cover wide areas of research, from antidepressants and anxiety, focus to cognitive function and learning new tasks. What exactly is your question? Even more importantly, what has your research been so far? Adding backgrounds and prior research is a great way to improve clarity and bring focus to your post. $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Jan 22 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ What interests me is the nature of understanding. Could you give some reference? Like giving someone SNRI and a person intelligence increases exponentially. He is able to solve difficult maths problems which he found difficult to solve before. That makes me curious how this all happens $\endgroup$
    – pensee
    Jan 22 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any good reference which tells about how snri works $\endgroup$
    – pensee
    Jan 22 at 8:21
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Please edit your post to provide more focus. $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Jan 22 at 10:57
1
$\begingroup$

One's understanding is basically training of brains neural network to be able to reproduce the results being learned. You can somehow compare with how machine learning algorithms work where a large array of data is used to train the artificial neural networks via backpropogation of errors, over time the network is able to reproduce that data.

In human the learning perhaps lot slower as we dont have tools such as derivatives to allow backpropogation. In comparison a robot is able to walk by training over RL in as short as few hours.

Now you can combine this understanding with what @AlicdD mentioned

cover wide areas of research, from antidepressants and anxiety, focus to cognitive function and learning new tasks

There are neumerous factors involved that give rise to understanding, one can however theorize that if mind is less distracted then learning can be improved.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.