### Index I'm organizing this topic by questions that I'd like to answer. The questions that I'm ultimately interested in are: - [[How do people learn?]] - [[How to support learning?]] The above questions are too broad to tackle directly, so I'm trying to answer several intermediate questions first: - [[How to define learning?]] - [[How to measure learning?]] - [[Why does learning matter?]] - [[What are the desired outcomes of learning?]] - [[What is the evolutionary function of learning?]] - [[What is the evolutionary history of learning?]] - [[What are the mechanisms of learning and how do they work?]] - [[What are the different types of learning?]] - [[What perspectives on learning do different academic disciplines provide?]] - [[What is the set of learning principles that multiple disciplines agree and converge on?]] - [[What are the major theories of learning?]] - [[What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for learning?]] - [[What are the most effective learning strategies?]] - [[What are the timescales of learning?]] - [[What are the levels of analysis of learning?]] - [[What are the limits of learning?]] - [[What are common failure modes in learning?]] - [[How much do individuals differ in how they learn?]] - [[How do different environments contribute to learning?]] - [[Who are the world's best learners, and what makes them effective?]] - [[How do AI systems learn? 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