Neuroscience has revealed how the brain forms long-term memories. We have applied this neuroscience in order to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of digital learning.
Different neurons in the brain perform different functions.
Some are dedicated to short-term memory and others to long-term memory.
It is the connection between these neurons, the synapses, that dictate if memories are lost or retained.
The synapses associated with short-term memory reset randomly, over minutes, hours, days, and months. When they reset the information they held is lost.
Almost all current teaching methods primarily address the short-term memory. This explains the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve.
The synapses linked to long-term memory reset in a distinct time sequence. By stimulating, or firing, these synapses in this specific time sequence, it is possible to strengthen these synapses so they will not reset. This embeds information permanently into the long-term memory.
It is the application of this time sequencing that forms the basis for Download™.