Episode 39: How Humans Forget Everything

I discuss why human beings tend to be forgetful. Most of the time when people are learning a new set of skills, it boils down to three reasons why that knowledge simply doesn’t stick for them. Towards the end, I also discuss what the ‘Ebbinghaus curve of forgetting’ is and why it matters!  

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Key Points

  • [0:50] Vicky and Joe are going on holiday!
  • [1:40] The chickens have also been on holiday…
  • [4:25] How do humans learn?
  • [6:10] Worried you’re going to teach something too basic? Don’t. People don’t know what you know.
  • [8:25] Vicky tells a story about a trainer blasting jargon at employees.
  • [11:45] People forget most of what they learn.
  • [14:20] Most people aren’t disciplined enough.
  • [16:45] The teacher tends to be very poor at following up.
  • [21:10] People are crap at making decisions and tend to make a choice at the last minute.
  • [22:15] Should we split this into two podcasts…?
  • [23:40] What is the ‘Ebbinghaus curve of forgetting’?
  • [28:20] Let’s revisit this topic not next week, but the week after that.  

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