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.
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serotonin specific antidepressants
Other classic autonomic agents
Adrenergic stimulation (agonists)
Adrenergic blocking (antagonists)
Muscarinic stimulation (agonists)
Muscarinic blocking (antagonists)
serotonin stimulation (agonists)
progesterone receptor blocker
**angiotensin receptor blocker
Vitamins and vitamin inhibitors
proton pump inhibitors
Mineral and bone agents