Application of the spacing effect to improve learning and memory for functional tasks in traumatic brain injury: a pilot study.

@article{Goverover2009ApplicationOT,
  title={Application of the spacing effect to improve learning and memory for functional tasks in traumatic brain injury: a pilot study.},
  author={Yael Goverover and Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla and Frank G. Hillary and Nancy D. Chiaravalloti and John DeLuca},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={543-8}
}
Research has indicated that many people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience learning and memory difficulties because of impairments in the initial acquisition of information. We examined a strategy, the spacing effect, known to enhance new learning in a laboratory setting in healthy control participants (HCs) and in people with TBI. The spacing effect indicates that information is learned better when presentation trials are distributed over time (spaced presentation) rather than… CONTINUE READING

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