"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
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Avoid orphan cards: These are cards which don't connect closely to anything else. Suppose, for the sake of illustration, that you're trying to learn about African geography, and have a question: “What's the territory in Africa that Morocco disputes?” (A: “The Western Sahara”) If you don't know anything about the Western Sahara or Morocco or why there's a dispute, that question will be an orphan, disconnected from everything else. Ideally, you'll have a densely interconnected web of questions and answers, everything interwoven in striking ways.
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