Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

Flashy headline, huh? Well you know websites these days; it’s for the sake of SEO. Anyway, this Wired article is worth a read.

“Because humans have unlimited storage capacity, having total recall would be a mess,” said Bjork. “Imagine you remembered all the phone numbers of all the houses you had ever lived in. When someone asks you your current phone number, you would have to sort it from this long list.” Instead, we forget the old phone numbers, or at least bury them far beneath the ease of recall we gift to our current number. What you thought were sworn enemies are more like distant collaborators.