Memory: Short term, long term and the pen

Nice article in Die Zeit about the brain and how it handles new information and transfers it into the permanent repository.

We are able to keep only a limited amount of information in the short-term memory, about four or five different memories at ones.  To save an information permanently, we need to repeat it several times and translated it thus into long-term memory.”

Alternatively, one can also use pen and paper. Once the information it ‘fixed’ on paper, it can be deleted from the short-term folder memory while keeping precious space in the long-term one. Or was that not the point?


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