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How well do you remember what you were taught in class?

The term forgetting curve describes how the ability of the brain to retain information decreases in time.

Hermann Ebbinghaus was the first to study the forgetting behavior in an experimental, scientific way. Ebbinghaus performed a series of tests on himself over various time periods. He then analyzed all his recorded data to find the exact shape of the forgetting curve. He found that forgetting is exponential in nature.