Memory Aids

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Visual Imagery


Bower (1972) found that memory increased when you paired unrelated nouns


People created a mental image as if the two things were together


A mental image can help someone recall a list

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You can be able to recall by using rhymes and rhythms


Using a short version of the word could help recall


This method can be used to learn a foreign language

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Use of Cues

Cues can aid recalls by using signs that will remind us


Tulving and Pearlstone (1966) -


They used a technique where people were told to write down objects about a certain subject. One group has blank paper with no headings and the other group had paper with headings to prompt them


The headings allowed more people to remember what was said - they then read out the objects

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