Today’s thought bubble is about learning. Recently while studying sets, I found that I had confused the concept of the element of a set (denoted using ?) and subsets (denoted using ? or ?). It made me think that many of my moments of dawning understanding have been marked by the discovery of error.
In psychology, a most useful tool for studying the function of the brain is error. Visual illusions are used to study the functioning of the visual cortex. By tricking it we can tease apart its intricate workings.
So today’s thought is:
Can common errors be used to tease apart the process of learning?