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Forgotten memory

The Forgetting Curve

Hermann Ebbinghaus may not be a name commonly thrown around in educational circles but every teacher is aware of the phenomenon he first described in the 1850s. Through a series of studies, this German psychologist found that people usually forget 90 percent of what they learn in class. This Forgetting Curve, as he called it, is the decline in the strength of a memory over time. Obviously, this ha...

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