Our brain has many ways to protect us from information overload. To teach, we must respect the wisdom of our biology and work with the brain instead of against it. Time to stop cramming and start enjoying, investigating, and exploring, things humans have loved doing from the beginning.
One of the most interesting things about the neocortex is that it has the same structure throughout. We have often mapped the brain by function, hoping this would reveal information about the how the brain works. Although we can map different cognitive activities to different areas of the brain, we also know that the map is changeable.