I am looking for the dataset generated from the memory experiment conducted by Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885. The experiment was described in the book "Memory; A Contribution to Experimental Psychology".

This is the very first experimental study on memory, and also the foundational one. It proposed stuff like forgetting curve, learning curve, etc.

I was wondering if anybody knows a credible source that provides the data from this experiment.

Ideally, it would be in digital format.


Given the amount of time, the original data are probably no longer extant. But there is some hope, because the inheritance of Hermann Ebbinghaus was donated to the Adolf-Würth Zentrum in Würzburg, see


Note that you need some skills to work with this: German language, reading Old German Handwriting, maybe more ... if the desired data are part of the inheritance at all.

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