Memory Enhancing Memory In spite of all these reasons for forgetting, people can still remember a vast amount of information. In addition, memory can be enhanced in a variety of ways, including rehearsal, overlearning, distributed practice, minimizing interference, deep processing, organizing information, mnemonic devices, and visual imagery. Rehearsal Practicing material helps people remember it. The more people rehearse information, the more likely they are to remember that information. Overlearning Overlearning , or continuing to practice material even after it is learned, also increases retention. Distributed Practice Learning material in short sessions over a long period is called distributed practice or the “spacing effect.” This process is the opposite of cramming, which is also called massed practice . Distributed practice is more effective than cramming for retaining information. Minimizing Interference
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