It recently occured to me in some way, despite it being somewhat obvious. That learning in general is easier to conceive if emotions are applied to any given context. If an individual is bored by a certain topic and can find no emotional attactment, its unlikely that they will learn in a very good capacity.
An example of my own experience is this is the way ive recently begun to play chess. Chess being a game with infinite possibilities of combinations and is difficult because of the amount of stress on memory as well as needing to predict future combinations. Grandmasters will be able to visualise upto 5 or more turns ahead. I began to deal with this by giving characters to the peices on the board, these characters then have relationships with each other. specific (tactical) companionships with friendly peices and angst towards rival peices. Hence mountains of information becomes very intuitive by analysing not the game but the drama of it.