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A bicycle for your memory

Miller work was insightful on discarding bits of information in favor of chunks but it was written in a very informal tone. That stymied further research for a long time but when restarted, researchers realized that you can get very rich set of features but about a small number of chunks. See this summary of the story.

A bicycle for your memory

Usually, the central set of ideas or concepts of a field or the main points of insights of a book are a small subset of all the information out there. I think it's realistic to target those to be memorized with the benefit that it's easier to go from those to the rest of details either in your notes or searching.

For that reason I have a specialized note type in Anki just for definitions.

March 2022 Welcome & Open Thread

Hello! I've been reading some posts here for some time and I decided to write my first post now.

However, I'm unfamiliar with the posting interface and I mistakenly hit publish prematurely. Then I tried to delete the post an create it again but, because of the moderation needed for the first post I don't know if the post is in a limbo or actually waiting for moderation.

I don't see anything in my profile page and but the direct link to the new post works (privately).

Should I ask for some admin's help?