Cerego Uses Science To Train You To Learn Faster And Remember More

Cerego is an online tool designed to help you learn more effectively and remember more of your chosen subjects. Based on principles from neuroscience and cognitive science, Cerego adapts to your progress and calculates what content you need to review — and when.

Currently there are about 50 courses you can start learning on Cerego, covering topics such as art history, statistics, the periodic table and computer shortcuts. The courses are like interactive flashcards, and users can add their own content (useful if you're studying for a test or are taking an online learning course).

The highlight of Cerego is its learning algorithms, which the developers say optimises learning for each individual. Every time you use the system, it assigns a "memory strength" for each of your answers (based on factors like your cumulative performance and last time you saw that item). Then it creates a new lesson with the items you need to review most so you can best retain that knowledge over the long term.

You can learn more about the fascinating science of it in the video above. The app is in invite-only beta right now, but the first 2000 Lifehacker readers can sign up right now via the link below.

Update: If you haven't received your invite yet, please be patient. It's possible we've hit the Cerego servers hard.

Cerego [via GigaOm]


    I don't Twitter and I refuse to use Facebook. Sorry, no deal.
    I like the idea, and I wrote a similar engine myself a few years ago.

      You do realise you can make a Facebook account for John Doe, never add a picture or send any friend requests, and use all this stuff? It then becomes pretty much a universal account for all this sort of stuff with none of the bother of having a Facebook account.

    I do use twitter, but I don't like the fact that Cerebo wants to read tweets from my timeline and see who I follow :(

    Straight rip off of Supermemo. http://www.supermemo.com/

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