[Zettel Feedback]: Operationalization problem of memory
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202211150901 Operationalization problem of memory
What memory is depends on how you test it. If you understand memory merely as the ability to parrot something that you have stored, memory is something completely different than if you are talking about availability. Do I have a good memory if I can name the back of an index card, but I can't access its contents when I'm supposed to be using it?
Memorization takes into account a small part of this problem: It is a common recommendation that one practice "Active Recall" and not merely repeat the material (e.g., by reading through it several times).
After "Active Recall", the key is to make content available when you actually need it, not just in the test situation. There is a difference between memory and the repertoire at one's disposal.
But it is difficult to operationalize the situation of actual use.
Thesis: You should start with simple memory techniques and then work your way up to more complex ones.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) (slightly edited by myself)
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