“Each time you practice, you make the conditions a little different. That primes the reconsolidation pump – and helps you learn much more quickly.”
It turns out repeating the same thing over and over again may not be the quickest way to learn it.
Jeff Haden shares recent research which found the best way to learn something fast is to practice a slightly modified version of it.
There are several ways to do this including to vary your speed or practice individual elements of your task separately.
Related: How to balance learning and doing.