This Weekend~Salute Ebbinghaus

This weekend, please remember Ebbinghaus.

Pun intended. (you’ll see why in a minute)

Hemann Ebbinghaus (yes, with 2 n’s) is the dude um, scholar who in 1885 introduced The Ebbingnhaus Forgetting curve.*

The Ebbingnhaus Forgetting curve says that we will forget a significant amount of what we learn if it is not put to use within one hour.
Or, as those with white, bushy eyebrows say: “the exponential loss of information occurring in increasingly diminishing intervals”

the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

After six hours, forget it!

It’s all gone unless it falls into the experiential learning domain (i.e. Collin Firth shows up at my front door with donuts and coffee…ain’t never forgetting that!)

collin firth before he brings donuts and coffee to my house

Hmm…ohmyLands, what was my point?

Oh, yeah, this weekend, in an easy weekend activity, take a minute (preferably in the next optimally significant 20 minutes) to salute Ebbinghaus and the Forgetting Curve.

And then, please remember who you are, Because of Grace!

Thanks, Hermann Ebbinghaus!

*He was also the first person to describe the learning curve.


Additional Weekend Activities


4 Responses

  1. Fascinating! What a lot of pressure, though, to ‘use’ everything we learn (that we want to remember!!) within an hour. Certainly food for thought!

  2. I know, right Jerilynn? Maybe we could only attempt to use the good and then the unneeded/unessential/unwanted can be forgotten. It seems to be that I forget the good and remember the non-good no matter what I do!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: