Part II: Personal Memory Systems More Broadly1 How important is long-term memory, anyway?Distributed practicePart II: Personal Memory Systems More BroadlyAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24Journal1 How important is long-term memory, anyway?2 How important is long-term memory, anyway?3 How important is long-term memory, anyway?4 How important is long-term memory, anyway?5 How important is long-term memory, anyway?6 How important is long-term memory, anyway?7 How important is long-term memory, anyway?8 How important is long-term memory, anyway?9 How important is long-term memory, anyway?10 How important is long-term memory, anyway?How important is long-term memory, anyway? Long-term memory is sometimes disparaged. It's common for people to denigrate “rote memory”, especially in the classroom. I've heard from many people that they dropped some class – organic chemistry is common – because it was “just a bunch of facts, and I wanted something involving more understanding”. I won't defend bad classroom teaching, or the way organic chemistry is often taught. But it's a mistake to underestimate the importance of memory. I used to believe such tropes about the low importance of memory. But I now believe memory is at the foundation of our cognition. Index How important is long-term memory, anyway? 1 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 2 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 3 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 4 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 5 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 6 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 7 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 8 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 9 How important is long-term memory, anyway? 10 How important is long-term memory, anyway?