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Hermann Ebbinghaus

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A poem is learned by heart and then not again repeated. We will suppose that after a half year it has been forgotten: no effort of recollection is able to call it back again into consciousness.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings but the acts of a subject.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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No matter how thoroughly a person may have learned the Greek alphabet, he will never be in a condition to repeat it backwards without further training.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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Often, even after years, mental states once present in consciousness return to it with apparent spontaneity and without any act of the will; that is, they are reproduced involuntarily.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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On the basis of the familiar experience that that which is learned with difficulty is better retained, it would have been safe to prophesy such an effect from the greater number of repetitions.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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Out of the simple consonants of the alphabet and our eleven vowels and diphthongs all possible syllables of a certain sort were constructed, a vowel sound being placed between two consonants.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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Series of syllables which have been learned by heart, forgotten, and learned anew must be similar as to their inner conditions at the times when they can be recited.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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The amount of detailed information which an individual has at his command and his theoretical elaborations of the same are mutually dependent; they grow in and through each other.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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The constant flux and caprice of mental events do not admit of the establishment of stable experimental conditions.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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The school-boy doesn't force himself to learn his vocabularies and rules altogether at night, but knows that be must impress them again in the morning.

— Hermann Ebbinghaus

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About Hermann Ebbinghaus

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While the specifics on how these mental abilities were measured have been lost the successes achieved by the commission laid the groundwork for future intelligence testing. After eliminating the meaning-laden syllables Ebbinghaus ended up with 2300 resultant syllables. At the age of 17 (1867) he began attending the University of Bonn where he had planned to study history and philology.

Hermann Ebbinghaus (January 24 1850 — February 26 1909) was a German psychologist who pioneered the experimental study of memory and is known for his discovery of the forgetting curve and the spacing effect. He was also the first person to describe the learning curve.

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