"The benefit of a flight simulator is that it allows pilots to internalize their new knowledge. Instead of memorizing lessons, a pilot can train the emotional brain, preparing the parts of the cortex that will actually make the decision when up in the air." -- Jonah Lehrer, How We Decide
Great point. When faced with a situation that requires action, we rarely have time to think, "What was that approach we talked about during Day Three of management training?" We act from the gut. And we train the gut through practice.