Using Retrieval Practice to Enhance Learning of Complex Visual Information

Time and Location
Poster Session IV - Board: IV-044
Friday May 23, 2008, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Shana K. Carpenter
Iowa State University

Hal Pashler
University of California, San Diego

Retrieval practice is known to enhance memory of verbal information. To explore this with visuospatial information, subjects learned features in a map by either recalling them (Retrieval) or by simply looking at them (Study). On a later test, maps learned through retrieval were remembered better than maps learned through Study.

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Shelly E. Taylor