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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Mnemonics

 

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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