Metacognitive Control of the Spacing of Study Repetitions

  title={Metacognitive Control of the Spacing of Study Repetitions},
  author={Aaron S. Benjamin and Randy D. Bird},
Rememberers play an active role in learning, not only by committing material more or less faithfully to memory, but also by selecting judicious study strategies (or not). In three experiments, subjects chose whether to mass or space the second presentation of to-be-learned paired-associate terms that were either normatively difficult or easy to remember, under the constraint that subjects needed to space exactly half of the items (and mass the other half). In contrast with recent findings that… CONTINUE READING


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