"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
7 The early impact of the prototype mnemonic medium9 The early impact of the prototype mnemonic mediumThe early impact of the prototype mnemonic mediumHow can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18JournalWow, I actually followed that for 40 or 45 minutes because the matrices looked familiar… \[the medium means\] you run into concepts over and over again… It affords interactions at a more effective level of abstraction. Site analytics show a constant flow of people steadily working through the review sessions in the manner we intended. Six months after release of the prototype, 195 users had demonstrated one full month of retention on at least 80% of cards in the essay, demonstrating an extraordinary level of commitment to the process We've made no attempt at all to scale this out. It's interesting to ponder doing so.. We don't yet have a good model of exactly what those people are learning, but it seems plausible they are taking away considerably more than from a conventional essay, or perhaps even from a conventional class. Continue reading…