A Conversation for Mnemonics and Other Learning Devices
How NOT to recall facts
Zetta Started conversation Aug 16, 2002
I did a psychology degree and we were taught that people recalled facts better in the same “state” that they memorised them. They found that people sitting on the bottom of a swimming pool recalled more successfully the facts they had memorised sitting at the bottom of the pool rather than ones they had memorised elsewhere. Because I was usually boozing whilst revising, I decided that getting pissed before my exam would mean I would recall things better. It didn’t, I failed. Don’t do it.
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