3 Distributed practiceDistributed practice1 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognitionAcknowledgmentsAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24Journal1 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition2 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition3 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition4 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition5 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition6 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition7 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition8 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition9 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition3 Distributed practiceSince Ebbinghaus, there's been thousands of studies of different variations of distributed practice. These studies have taught us a great deal about the behavior of long-term memory. Most of all, they show emphatically that distributed practice outperforms massed practice\\ Many experiments also try to assess participants' perception of the effectiveness of massed practice versus distributed practice. Remarkably, they often believe that massed practice is more effective, despite the fact that it is reliably outperformed by distributed practice.. It's tempting to jump into that literature, and to use it as a guide to the design of memory systems\\ Rather than do such a review, let me point to several reviews which serve as useful entry points. Benedict Carey's book “How We Learn” (2015) is a good introduction at a popular level. Useful reviews of the distributed practice literature include: Cepeda et al, Distributed Practice in Verbal Recall Tasks: A Review and Quantitative Synthesis (2006); and: Gwern Branwen, Spaced-Repetition.. But it's also worth thinking about the limitations of that literature as a guide to the development of systems. Continue reading… Index 1 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 2 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 3 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 4 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 5 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 6 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 7 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 8 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition 9 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition Continue reading…