- Learning is the result of electrical signals crossing neurons to create pathways.
As actions are repeated the pathways become stronger and the actions are more automatic.
Imagination can create and strengthen pathways.
It's one thing to fill the brain with facts; quite another to recall them. (Don't we know it!). Recall is about triggering the pathways.
If some pathways are broken, then other routes are usually available.
We can remember without realizing it. Our subconscious memory (intuition) plays a larger role than many of us recognize.
Innovation is often the result of new combinations of thoughts; an example cited was combining the notion of a hand-held axe with that of a wooden shaft to create a more powerful axe with a handle.