A software tool +25 years in research and development to enable limitless knowledge acquisition and retention.
- Algorithm takes advantage of the 'spacing effect' to remove the inefficiencies from the learning, review and knowledge retention process.
- Hack the mechanism of forgetfulness to learn skills, technical knowledge & languages in a fraction of the time.
- For Windows, iPhone and Android.
The Problem: All knowledge that you spend your valuable time acquiring you will eventually forget if you don't review it with some frequency. The memorization, review and application process of learning is inherently inefficient because study too soon and you are uselessly reviewing what you already know. Study too late (after you have forgotten) and you are starting over at square one. Either way you are wasting some of the very finite time you have for learning.
A Personal Example: In year 1 of Spanish classes in high school (over a decade ago for me) 'Hat'-Sombrero was a vocabulary item. Years later, now pretty fluent in Spanish, while chatting up a girl wearing a fashionable hat at a rooftop bar in Columbia, I was horrified to realize that I had completely forgotten the Spanish word for hat. The reason why is despite frequently talking in Spanish it had been years since I'd reviewed my year 1 vocabulary.
The Solution: The algorithm driven SuperMemo method of Spaced Repetition, prompts you to review the knowledge you are acquiring at the time when you are closest to forgetting it. This removes the inefficiencies in the process; saving you time to learn more and virtually guaranteeing you will never forget it!
"SuperMemo is a program that keeps track of discrete bits of information you've learned and want to retain. (...)SuperMemo tracks this so-called forgetting curve and reminds you to rehearse your knowledge when your chance of recalling it has dropped to, say, 90 percent. When you first learn a new vocabulary word, your chance of recalling it will drop quickly. But after SuperMemo reminds you of the word, the rate of forgetting levels out. The program tracks this new decline and waits longer to quiz you the next time".
-- Wired Magazine Article on SuperMemo
Mind Power Products
€9.90 ($13.24) for SuperMemo Language Learning Courses on Android
Free SuperMemo App on iPhone with Language Learning Courses ($5-$25)
$1 for Download of SuperMemo 12 Freeware (2004)
"The creators of the SuperMemo method assure us that it allows us to learn more quickly and effectively. Needless to say that no other computer language course offers such an original way of teaching.”
- Komputer Świat 05/2011, „SuperMemo UX Extreme English - program do intensywnej nauki angielskiego”, Jacek Grabowski
"I installed the program on the editorial PC and I exercised my brain cells from time to time. The results were, despite my unsystematic learning, sensational.”
- PC Format 10/2009, wrzesień 2009, „Płynnie mówić i rozumieć”
"As a whole SuperMemo is currently probably the best learning software on the market."
- Hal Pashler, memory researcher at the University of California at San Diego, for DER SPIEGEL
Facebook Page with +1700 Likes: https://www.facebook.com/SuperMemoWorld
Youtube Channel with 12 Videos and over a million views: http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperMemoWorld
Dated looking website with exhaustive, yet super informative articles explaining the science, history and applications of SuperMemo: http://www.supermemo.com/
Great Language Learning Tool!
So far I've just dabbled with the Spanish and German language learning Apps for Android but I'm super impressed with not only the production of the courses but also my retention of new vocabulary.
Honestly, the full Windows software version is huge and little confusing at first. I'm just now experimenting with the full paid version of it, I will publish a review and video case study soon! I suspect SuperMemo will become an important ingredient in my Limitless 'recipe for grandeur' aka my bio hacker toolkit!