1 There are two major memory systems:
Working memory—like a juggler who can keep only four items in the air.
Long-term memory—like a storage warehouse that can hold large amounts of material, but needs to be revisited occasionally to keep the memories accessible.
2 Spaced repetition helps move items from working memory to long-term memory.
1 Surprisingly, your brain can also work on a problem even while you are sleeping and are not aware of anything. But it does this only if you concentrate on trying to solve the problem before falling asleep.
2 Students most commonly use the strategy of repeated reading—simply reading through notes over & over. We & other researchers have found that this passive & shallow strategy often produces minimal or no learning. We call this “labor in vain”.
1 I am learning to use mind maps so will try to illustrate the broad theme of the book with them.
Will post a complete mind map when I finish reading it.
2. Your memory is the glue that binds your life together; everything you are today is because of your amazing memory. You are a data collecting being, and your memory is where your life is lived. #memory