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Forgetting curve

First developed by German scientist Hermann Ebbinghaus in the late 19th century, the forgetting curve maps out a predictable rate of decay for human memories.

Modern learning science acts to flatten the learning curve for concepts that a learner needs to remember — making them fade from memory much more slowly.

See also: Cognitive science, Desirable difficulty, Distributed learning


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