As usual, I'm late to the party, but I've been listening to more and more Ryan Hall after he was featured on Lex Fridman's Take It Uneasy podcast.
Ryan is big about explaining the "why" behind the "how" something works.
Learning for me (and actually with the human mind) is very much associative. A rule in your mind without meaning is easily forgotten. But a rule in my mind which is supported by a "why?" becomes much easier for me to remember, understand, and recall.