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Spacing Effect (Learning)

It shows that more information is retained in your long-term memory by multiple spaced-out study sessions.
#hermann-ebbinghaus
Zettelkasten, June 05, 2021

Notes

  • It shows that more information is retained in your long-term memory by multiple spaced-out study sessions.

  • It was first identified by the German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885.

    • He says that even when we've forgotten some information, a certain quantity is stored in your subconscious mind. They cannot be consciously retrieved, but they make the process of relearning more effective.
  • To activate this effect, you have to revise concepts of any subject you're studying in spaced-out study sessions.

    • Flashcards are commonly used.
  • It can be used to learn anything of any field.

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