"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
10 How important is long-term memory, anyway?1 Distributed practicePart II: Personal Memory Systems More BroadlyAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24Journal1 Distributed practice2 Distributed practice3 Distributed practice4 Distributed practiceDistributed practice Why does Anki work? In this section we briefly look at one of the key underlying ideas from cognitive science, known as distributed practice. Suppose you're introduced to someone at a party, and they tell you their name. If you're paying attention, and their name isn't too unusual, you'll almost certainly remember their name 20 seconds later. But you're more likely to have forgotten their name in an hour, and more likely still to have forgotten their name in a month. Index Distributed practice 1 Distributed practice 2 Distributed practice 3 Distributed practice 4 Distributed practice