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”
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!)
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.