I've had great success with the method of loci for memorizing information over a significant period. Recently, I've discovered that recalling information in reverse order, from end to beginning, significantly enhances the memorization process. For instance, when memorizing a list, after committing the first five items to short-term memory, it's beneficial to review them not only from start to finish but also from finish to start. I believe this approach requires greater focus, leading to better retention in memory. However, I'm curious about the underlying scientific explanation for this phenomenon.

  • $\begingroup$ Re "recalling information in reverse order significantly enhances the memorization process" - please share the relevant source(s) demonstrating this phenomenon. $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    May 10 at 5:58


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