Memories of error ‘improve our learning speed’
The researchers observed that the participants responded more quickly to small errors that pushed them consistently in one direction than to larger errors that were less consistent. They learned to give the frequent errors more weight as learning cues, while discounting those that seemed like flukes.
Learning the next similar task goes faster, because the coach knows which errors are most worthy of attention. In effect, this second process leaves a memory of the errors that were experienced during the training, so the re-experience of those errors makes the learning go faster.
Medical News Today

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