Ebbinghaus curve

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A graph depicting the rate of forgetting of information. The amount of learned material—originally the number of nonsense syllables—remembered is plotted on the vertical axis against time on the horizontal axis. [Named after the German psychologist Hermann von Ebbinghaus (1850–1909) who introduced it in his book Über das Gedächtnis (On Memory) in 1885]

Subjects: Psychology.

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