Feynman technique

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The Feynman technique is a learning technique designed to deeply understand a topic and for reducing the illusion of explanatory depth.


TODO: add relevant Feynman quotes/anecdotes here.

  • "I first got the idea from this method from the Nobel prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman. In his autobiography, he describes himself struggling with a hard research paper. His solution was to go meticulously through the supporting material until he understood everything that was required to understand the hard idea." [1]

The technique (in its modern form) seems to have been created/popularized by Scott Young around August 2011.

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