Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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The link between repetition and memory


Do you tie knots in your handkerchief or string around your finder? Have you just remembered that you have forgotten to remember something? We all forget so much that we mean to remember and much that we should have liked to commit to our long-term memory. Can we do something about this and can teachers help to improve students' ability to permanently record important information in the brain? The author argues that the solution is repetition - this is the key to memory. Repeated stimulus can be achieved by saying or doing the same thing over and over, but it can also by achieved by a variety of reinforcement techniques. [Author abstract, ed]

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