Second brain contents resemble long Term memory

The semantic network model is a wide-spread view on the functional structure of long-term memory in cognitive psychology. It consists of a network of pieces of information which are connected through semantic links. What’s more, retrieval time appears to correlate with graph traversal distance. In the context of the second brain architecture, the non-linear structure of interconnected notes resembles such a semantic network view of long-term memory. This parallel is similar to the short-term memory one and the working memory one. Over time, the second brain reflects one’s long-term memory better and better, due to a marked increase in the overlap following patient note-taking. Controlled recall of positive memories might help modulate user affect.

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