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2014 A Simple Mathematical Model of Cyclic Circadian Learning
J. Šimon, M. Bulko
J. Appl. Math. 2014: 1-9 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/592587


This paper deals with the derivation of a simple mathematical model of cyclic learning with a period of 24 hours. Various requirements are met with an emphasis and approach which relies on simple mathematical operations, the prediction of measurable quantities, and the creation of uncomplicated processes of calibration. The presented model can be used to answer questions such as the following. Will I be able to memorize a given set of information? How long will it take to memorize information? How long will I remember the information that was memorized? The model is based on known memory retention functions that are in good agreement with experimental results. By the use of these functions and by formalism of differential equations, the concurrent processes of learning and forgetting are described mathematically. The usability of this model is limited to scenarios where logical bonds (connections to prior learning) are not created and mnemonic devices cannot be utilized during the learning process.


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J. Šimon. M. Bulko. "A Simple Mathematical Model of Cyclic Circadian Learning." J. Appl. Math. 2014 1 - 9, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 2 March 2015

zbMATH: 07010693
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/592587

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