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Questions tagged [mnemonic]

For questions about learning devices which present information to the brain in such a way that it is more easily absorbed into long term memory

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Why are visualizing mnemonics usually wacky?

Why are visualizing mnemonicsusually wacky? I've been told to picture images and associated stories (for example, with the Major System) as ridiculous and zany as possible. Is it because our brains ...
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Are mnemonics by creating associations good for memory?

I read a book which says that to remember the lists of arbitrary objects, we should take a well-known ordered list (so that you know what is on the first place, what is on the second) and associate ...
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Compared efficiency of different spaced-repetition memorisation techniques

Spaced repetition is a memorization technique that works by reviewing question/answer pairs according to a schedule that depends on performance. Be it software or paper flashcards, there are various ...
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Encoding of abstract concepts in memory

When you read a book and you want to remember it you can encode the information into mental pictures with associations. This is a technique for remembering the content. The problem is when you ...
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Are spaced flashcards effective for learning?

Several apps and sites offer flashcard-based learning that repeat the cards you do poorly on over a period of time (the more inaccurate the answer the closer to each other the repetitions are). One ...