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Spacing Effect, Practical Applications

  • By: Nicholas J. Cepeda
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Placing a temporal gap between study sessions increases the amount of information remembered in the future, a phenomenon called the spacing effect. The spacing effect allows students and teachers to efficiently allocate a fixed amount of study time to maximize later ...