"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
14 The early impact of the prototype mnemonic medium1 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?How can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18Journal1 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?2 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?3 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?4 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?5 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?6 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?7 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for?Quantum Country is an example of a memory system. That is, it's a system designed to help users easily consolidate what they've learned into long-term memory. It's part of a long history of memory systems, going back to ancient times, when the orator Cicero and the rhetorician Quintilian described mnemonic techniques that could be used to memorize long texts. In modern times, many memory systems have been developed. Among the better known are Anki, SuperMemo, Quizlet, Duolingo, and Memrise. Like Quantum Country, each of these systems uses increasing time intervals between reviews of particular questions. Such systems are sometimes known as spaced-repetition memory systems (or SRM systems) Strictly speaking, Quizlet's basic product doesn't use spaced repetition. There is, however, a paid version using spaced repetition, and it's otherwise quite similar to many of these systems.. They're usually justified in a manner similar to our explanation for Quantum Country: some notion of each review gradually increasing the consolidation strength for a memory. Continue reading… Index 1 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for? 2 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for? 3 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for? 4 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for? 5 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for? 6 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for? 7 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for? Continue reading…