Akron Beacon Journal:
Kent State University graduate student Kalif Vaughn conducted an interesting experiment to determine if getting answers right on practice tests would improve recall not only of the thing you’re trying to remember, but things that trigger that memory and things associated with what you’re trying to remember.
Vaughn and KSU Associate Professor Katherine Rawson tested students on how well they remembered the English equivalent of a Lithuanian word. After successful practice tests (correct answers), they not only recalled the English equivalents better (target memory), they also did a better job recalling the Lithuanian words (cue memory) and the word pair (associative memory), according to the Association for Psychological Science, which will publish their work in an upcoming issue of the association’s journal, Psychological Science.
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