Knowledge Comes From Exposure and Curiosity

Modified on by Max Wilbert



Knowledge Comes from Exposure and Curiosity

It’s depressing how little most of us remember from school. It seems like at a certain point our brains just give up on taking in new information. There is so much to learn that it can be overwhelming. What has happened to our curiosity and creativity? What’s happened to our thirst for knowledge and learning?

Here at Brainscape, we’ve set ourselves the task of helping you rediscover your natural inquisitive spirit, since knowledge comes from exposure and curiosity. With that in mind, we have an exciting new announcement. After long development, we’ve recently released a new product called Knowledge Rehab: a set of more than 2,000 adaptive-learning flashcards to quiz you and help you develop your knowledge on a huge range of subjects.

As Ellen Parr said, “The cure for boredom is curiosity.” Whether you need a cure for boredom or are just looking to become more culturally literate, Knowledge Rehab is a great place to start. Here are a few of the things Knowledge Rehab covers:

A Selection of Knowledge Rehab Subjects

Science

What do you know about science? Can you explain how our body converts food into energy? What are latitude and longitude? What causes the ocean tides? How does a battery work? What is pH? What is the periodic table, and what makes it periodic?

Economics

Any aspiring business owner or economist should know these basics. What is GDP? How do interest rates relate to growth? What’s an IPO? How does the value of the dollar influence the market? What’s the difference between gross and net?

Literature

Do you know your literature and poetry? Who are the most famous poets in history? How have they shaped language today? Can you describe the works of Emily Dickinson? How about Ralph Waldo Emerson? Virginia Woolf? Mark Twain? Edgar Allen Poe? C.S. Lewis? Dante? Voltaire? Alexandre Dumas?

History

What happened in the past shapes the present — and can help you look smart in all kinds of different scenarios! Can you describe how World War II started? How about the colonization of the Americas? The slave trade? What occurred in the Seven Years’ War? When did the Ottoman Empire rise to power?

Music

For all of recorded human existence, music has accompanied our species. Do you know anything about how music has evolved over time? Can you name the most important classical composers? How about the earliest stringed instruments? Can you recognize the music of important musicians from The Rolling Stones to Beyoncé?


Knowledge Rehab is available to anyone who sets up a free account at Brainscape.com. The subject is also available for mobile study in the company’s flagship Brainscape app in the iTunes App Store and as a standalone app called Knowledge Rehab, powered by Brainscape.

Brainscape is a web & mobile education platform that helps anyone learn faster using proven cognitive science. You can think of it like “flashcards on steroids.” We bring together learners and educators to break knowledge into its most digestible building blocks, then we deliver it through a web & mobile study experience that is scientifically optimized for maximum memory retention. Over 1 million students & teachers use Brainscape to create, share, and find efficient study materials — for foreign languages, academic subjects, standardized tests, and professional development.

What better way to introduce the world to Brainscape than to do so with a comprehensive, free subject that can help anyone to become much more culturally literate?  And in doing so, we can make a tremendous free resource available to the world to help sate our curiosity. It’s a win-win!



Brainscape is a web & mobile education platform that helps you learn anything faster, using cognitive science. Join the millions of students, teachers, language learners, test-takers, and corporate trainees who are doubling their learning results. Visit brainscape.com or find us on the App Store .

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