Brain Freeze, Neural Networks, Spaced Repetition for Memory

Learn about brain freeze fixes; neural networks beyond our understanding; and learning new skills with spaced repetition.

January 21, 2022

The stories in this episode originally aired August 29, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/neural-networks-why-you-get-brain-freeze-and-a-sci

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