We learn in             

 big chunks...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

when we should be

 

s p a c i n g

Feed Your Elephant

is a microlearning app that

  s p a c e s 

learning out.

It uses active learning

(it 
asks you questions)

and has a heuristic feedback algorithm

 

 

(it learns from your answers)

so it presents the questions
you are unfamiliar with more often


(and less so the ones you have mastered)

You use it little and often


A few minutes each day

And learn by osmosis

 

Osmosis
/ɒzˈməʊsɪs/ noun

the process of gradual or unconscious assimilation of ideas, knowledge, etc.

 

"The spacing effect is one of the most replicated phenomenon in learning research." 
- 1980 Zechmeister & Shaughnessy
 
"The positive effects of spacing on long-term recall are large and robust, and have been demonstrated in a variety of domains"
- 2008 - Kornell and Bjork

The science is unequivocal

"More than 100 years of distributed practice research have demonstrated that learning is powerfully affected by the temporal distribution of study time."
- 2006 Cepeda, Pashler, Vul and Wixted 

 

"The 1x1 group was faster and more accurate after 60 hours than the 2x2 group after 80 hours."
- 1978 Baddely & Longman

 

"Although spacing effects are very robust and have important implications for memory and education,

people often underestimate the benefits of spaced repetition when learning”
- 2012 - Logan, Castel, Haber & Viehman

 

 

and your memory is practically infinite

 

100 billion neurons

100 trillion synapses

 

 

"New Estimate Boosts the Human Brain's Memory Capacity 10-Fold to around a quadrillion bytes"

- Scientific American

 

"The Human Brain's Memory Could Store the Entire Internet"

- Live Science

so try it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feed Your Elephant.

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"Why does it work? By taking advantage of the way our brain has evolved...

 

It forces learning to be effortful, and like muscles, the brain responds to that stimulus by strengthening the connections between nerve cells. By spacing the intervals out, you’re further exercising these connections each time. It produces long-term, durable retention of knowledge, and in my experience, once people start using it, they swear by it...

 

Spaced repetition is simple, but highly effective.”

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