Young, J. R. (2020, September 16). Want to Learn More Effectively? Take More Breaks, Research Suggests. Retrieved October 12, 2020.

Taking regular breaks may help to support learning, says John Sweller, a leading learning science researcher. Sweller says the brain’s ability to retain information in “working memory” is limited, and if students are having “trouble understanding something, what we mean is that their working memory is overwhelmed.”

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