The forgetting curve explains why humans struggle to memorize — Quartz


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You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard. To remember new information, there's a better technique than repetition: spaced repetition. Once you've memorized something, review it once an hour, then once a day. The interval means your brain reconstructs the memory, making it stickier.

https://qz.com/1213768/the-forgetting-curve-explains-why-humans-struggle-to-memorize/
10 weeks ago by NextFem
Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains…
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12 weeks ago by louderthan10
The forgetting curve shows how brains are different. They can learn anything, which means they need to filter out the important from the trivial. Luckily, understanding how the curve works makes it easier to learn things that may not be necessary for survival, but are deeply rewarding. Like a new language, a musical instrument, or the name of Chewbacca’s father (it’s Attichitcuk).
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march 2018 by euler
Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains…
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march 2018 by kohlmannj
Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. via Pocket
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march 2018 by jburkunk
Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite.
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march 2018 by linkt
A mathematical model of the "forgetting curve" proves learning is hard via
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march 2018 by raidho
QUOTE It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is harder. One ensures safety, the other is just a random fact.
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march 2018 by fjk4
Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That's why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor's dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog's name is harder. One ensures safety, the other is just a random fact....
march 2018 by mwa4
Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains…
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march 2018 by mattl