Total Recall

Wired magazine has published a profile of Piotr Wozniak, developer of Super Memo, who has figured out how to remember everything you’ll ever learn. Ironically enough, the author refers to an article I remember reading when it came out in American Psychologist: “The Spacing Effect: A Case Study in the Failure to Apply the Results of Psychological Research,” by Frank N. Dempster, American Psychologist, Volume 43, Issue 8, August 1988, Pages 627-634.

Gosh, I hadn’t thought of that in years…

I wonder if Andrew Sutherland has worked or will work some spacing effect logic into his wonderful flash-card study site, Quizlet?

While we wait to find out, perhaps we can play one of Andrew’s games:


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