Different neurons in the brain perform different functions. Some are dedicated to short term memory and others to long term memory and 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 quickly, in minutes, hours and days, and the information they held is lost. Almost all current teaching methods primarily address the short term memory.
The synapses linked to long term memory may reset or may be strengthened and the memory retained. By firing these synapses in a specific time sequence, it is possible to strengthen these synapses, embedding information directly into the long term memory through one learning input. This process is known as Spaced Learning™.This is not to be confused with knowledge reinforcement methodologies that are sometimes described as using spaced learning. The processes and results are totally different.