"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
8 Augmenting Long-term Memory1 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki systemAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24Journal1 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system2 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system3 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system4 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system5 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system6 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system7 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system8 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system9 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki systemUsing Anki to thoroughly read a research paper in an unfamiliar fieldUsing Anki to do shallow reads of papersSyntopic reading using AnkiMore patterns of Anki useI'll begin with an account of my own experience with the personal memory system Anki\\ I've no affiliation at all with Anki. Other similar systems include Mnemosyne and SuperMemo. My limited use suggests Mnemosyne is very similar to Anki. SuperMemo runs only on Windows, and I haven't had an opportunity to use it, though I have been influenced by essays on the SuperMemo website. I won't try to hide my enthusiasm for Anki behind a respectable facade of impartiality: it's a significant part of my life. Still, it has many limitations, and I'll mention some of them through the essay. . The material is, as mentioned above, quite personal, a collection of my own observations and informal rules of thumb. Those rules of thumb may not apply to others; indeed, I may be mistaken about how well they apply to me. It's certainly not a properly controlled study of Anki usage! Still, I believe there is value in collecting such personal experiences, even if they are anecdotal and impressionistic. I am not an expert on the cognitive science of memory, and I'd appreciate corrections to any errors or misconceptions. Continue reading… Index 1 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 2 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 3 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 4 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 5 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 6 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 7 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 8 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system 9 Part I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki system Using Anki to thoroughly read a research paper in an unfamiliar field Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers Syntopic reading using Anki More patterns of Anki use Continue reading…