Sharing information with others furthers one’s own understanding.
Due to mere exposure effect, one’s understanding of something is much less than they expect. Sharing information forces one to resolve gaps in knowledge, and often requires integration with other data for contextualization. Engages more areas of the brain—“spread activation”. Benefit of social connectedness.rR1
David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)
Nick deWilde, “The Learning Loop of Knowledge Work,” 2021, https://junglegym.substack.com/p/learning-loop-of-knowledge-work. (See notes.)