As new digital methods of hosting content arise, we change the way we consume it. Whether it’s a MOOC (massive online open course) or a series on Netflix, with greater availability comes the increased ability to consume more, faster. Most people know this as binging. Most people—especially if they only caught on to Game of Thrones during season 4—have spent hours of their free time watching episode after episode.

 

We generally consider binging a bad thing, but a new study conducted by Wharton professors Eric Bradlow, J. Wesley Hutchinson, and doctoral candidate Tong Lu, suggests that binging content helps us learn better.
 

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