INTRO - Melissa Murano March 4, 2008 Sec. R3 Introduction...

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Melissa Murano March 4, 2008 Sec. R3 Introduction The Effects of Organization on Completing a Task Researchers have studied and explored essentially how memory works. Serial recall experiments have been done by cognitive psychologists which can provide insight as to how an individual forms memories. Through organization of materials, a task can be performed more efficiently because of the ability of the information to enter the short term memory. Because materials are organized it allows the information to enter the brain with ease and can help reduce the stress of a task [Kahana, M. and Wingfield A., 2000]. As the material is consolidated into groups based on the organization of the material, information can be processed into long term memory. After the short term memory has been moved over to long term memory, a task becomes easier to complete because the information is already in mind, waiting to be used or recalled. The effect of organization on completing a task can be closely related to how information
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