Memory for the spacing of repetitions

  title={Memory for the spacing of repetitions},
  author={Douglas L. Hintzman and Richard A. Block},
Memory for the spacing of two events was investigated in an "incidental learning" situation. When the events were two instances of the same word, judged spacing increased monotonically with actual spacing; when the events were single occurrences of two different words, judged spacing was not significantly affected by actual spacing. It is suggested that the spacing of repetitions is encoded in memory as an implicit judgment of recency, stored at the time of the second occurrence of the word… CONTINUE READING

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