In the brain, three of these functions

are learning concepts and facts (memorizing), remembering and thinking. Learning is the process of absorbing information and forming patterns in the brain. Remembering is the process of recalling these patterns and creating mental images of what we remember. Thinking consists of taking these structures and creating new structures reflecting something β€œnew”, a new concept or a new fact. Today, computer memory is much more reliable then human memory while computer thinking is worse. So its interesting to consider a new educational paradigm where we shift the emphasis from memorizing-remembering to thinking, relying on search engines and the internet for the memory as opposed to traditional learning, i.e. content mastery via the memorization route. The brain is highly complex and only now are we beginning to understand the basics of memory. Understanding thinking seems to be quite a way in the future.”

– Frank Starmer