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Author Topic: Full Recall, on Bits du Jour on Monday  (Read 2049 times)


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Full Recall, on Bits du Jour on Monday
« on: June 06, 2007, 08:38 AM »
It may sound as it is some "Total Recall - 2" movie, but it is a program that will help you to remember!

Latest version: 1.2.48, released 1 day ago.

What is FullRecall?
It's a software that can help you memorize knowledge effectively and retain knowledge in memory spending minimum time on repetitions. FullRecall uses artificial neural network, which gradually grasps your forgetting curve, to schedule the best time for an item to come up for a review—a day when you'll be close to forgetting the information.

FullRecall also uses "Power of Question" and CPL (Critical Path Learning) method, based on J. Andrew Shaw's ATOL theory, to maximize learning efficiency. CPL "gets most of its effectiveness from using tight feedback loops and enforcing information accuracy"—FullRecall lets you immediately check if your recall is correct, reinforcing always only the correct answer. You can also ask FullRecall for "hint" (next character in the answer) or type answer by keyboard and FullRecall gives you instant feedback whether just pressed letter is right.

The software is similar to common flashcard programs: knowledge is stored in question-answer pairs. In review mode you're presented questions, one by one. To every question you think about an answer, and after a while you're confronted with the correct answer. Then you pick a grade to evaluate how well you remembered it. That grade gives FullRecall a feedback.

FullRecall also stores other data (number of total reviews of item, current interval, etc.), given also current grade is able to schedule next optimal review (and later try to learn itself if there was a mistake: if scheduled interval was too long or too short—i.e. if your grade on the next review is below or above "good").

With FullRecall you can learn new things fast, without worrying about repetitions of what you remember—FullRecall assures that even if you forget something, you'll be soon reminded about it.


The problem of forgetting
We do forget. Nothing stays in our brain forever without reviews. If something is important to you, you'll think about it from time to time (or even dream about it)—these repetitions, conscious or not, will reinforce your memory of this fact. We often come across new information and we want to keep it in memory even though we may not need it for the next weeks or months. In order to not forget we have to do repetitions. However, how much time spent on repetitions is optimal? What is the optimal time of a review?

FullRecall is the solution here. Ensures that you remember new things, but don't forget what you have already memorized (reviews are scheduled on days when you're close to forgetting, so sometimes you may happen to actually forget an information, but FullRecall "learns" from this mistakes, self-corrects on scheduling to minimize such lapses in the future).

Normal registration fee is US$24 and gives you the right to use FullRecall on as many computers as you wish. Come Monday, June 11, it will be even cheaper at Bits du Jour.