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The role that feedback plays in learning

Science on film series, episode 2

When we learn something new, we acquire knowledge, skills and abilities. In doing so, we often learn from experience and a comparison with our environment. Feedback from outside helps us to enter into and shape an individual learning process. But when do we need feedback and how does our brain deal with new information if we don’t get proper feedback?

What influence feedback has on our learning and how learning can be improved with and without feedback is being investigated by neuroscientist Franziska Bröker at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany.