Before we dive into the how it works, it's important to first distinguish why we want to know. There's a significant difference in comprehending something in an effort to impact it (improve, discredit, defeat, etc.,) as opposed to comprehending something for general enlightenment.
"In the field of observation chance favors the prepared mind." Dr. Louis PasteurAfter ensuring we have a reason or a purpose for knowing something, beyond general enlightenment, it's a simple matter of deconstructing the complex system, process, or formula into its most basic elements. Then consider how each part works with another to create the whole.
The only limitation is that this process is largely restricted to mechanical and/or chemical processes. With respect to individuals there is much conjecture and research ongoing, with only few researchers in agreement.
Luciano Passuello, author of LiteMind goes on to detail several addtional methods for How to Learn (Almost) Anything, loosely based upon the work of Edgar Dale (1969).
As you embark upon or prepare for your upcoming daily and weekly activities, consider the various ways to to improve your overall comprehension, then check out the 120 ways to boost your brain power.
Even if you only implement one idea, imagine how much time, effort, and other resources you could potentially save. Isn't that something worth considering?
Dr. Eugene Matthews