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Cognitive Processing

Different types of information are learned differently because the information is processed and stored and retrieved differently.

Rote memory is like flash cards. This site illustrates novel rote memory learnig in a different section with Learning Japanese Kanji as the paradigm.

This section is on integrative memory. Integrative memory takes different forms, but consistts of putting all the information together. Informational sections lead into each other in order. It has a very odd feature in that it is self-referential, multi-dimensional and recursive.


Frankly, it is easier to demonstrate an N-dimensional learning map than it is to describe it.


Integrating well known information

If a field is well-established, experts put the knowledge of the field into efficient packages. This section illustrates this with pharmacology as the paradigm.

You start with individual facts represented as lines of text. These have meaning due to what they say, what format they are in (title, subheading, collections of things, ordered list, linking statements, oppositional statements),where they are and how they link to other facts. These are put into an overall pattern. But, similar creatures have similar shapes and you can have one basic pattern for all pharmaceuticals. Knowing the basic shape, you can immediately, and automatically know exactly where the fact you need is located.


Think about that.... in under 5 minutes you will know automatically where every fact about every drug can be immediately found (on this site, of course !). For an individual drug, you start from the structure, go clockwise around the diagram, and it will all make sense and likely be learned in just one time through.

**-->not quite ready yet


Antibiotics

Ciproxin
Erythromycin
Clindamycin
Metronidazole
Penicillan
Tetracycline
Vancomycin
Aminoglycoside

Antivirals

acyclovir
zidovudine .


CNS agents

lithium
serotonin specific antidepressants

Antipsychotics

**chlorpromazine
**haloperidol


Other classic autonomic agents

Adrenergic stimulation (agonists)

**albuterol
**methylphenidate

Adrenergic blocking (antagonists)

**beta blockers
clonidine

Muscarinic stimulation (agonists)

**bethanecol

Muscarinic blocking (antagonists)

**atropine

serotonin stimulation (agonists)

**imitrex

serotonin inhibitors

ondansetron


Hormones


**glucocorticoids **insulin **levothyroxine epogen

Hormone blockers

progesterone receptor blocker

**Mifepristone


Cardiac agents


digitalis


Hematologic agents


warfarin
heparin
aspirin


Vasodilators

**angiotensin receptor blocker
ace inhibitor
**amlodipine



Diuretics

Furosemide
HCTZ



Anti-inflammatories/anti-immune agents

cromolyn
**glucocorticoids **singulair **non-steroidal anti-inflammatory


Vitamins and vitamin inhibitors


warfarin


Enzyme blockers


statins
proton pump inhibitors


Mineral and bone agents


**etidronate


Gout medications


**allopurinol
**colchicine

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