Optimizing retrieval as a learning event: When and why expanding retrieval practice enhances long-term retention

@article{Storm2010OptimizingRA,
  title={Optimizing retrieval as a learning event: When and why expanding retrieval practice enhances long-term retention},
  author={Benjamin C Storm and Robert A. Bjork and Jennifer Storm},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={244-253}
}
Retrieving information from memory makes that information more recallable in the future than it otherwise would have been. Optimizing retrieval practice has been assumed, on the basis of evidence and arguments tracing back to Landauer and Bjork (1978), to require an expanding-interval schedule of successive retrievals, but recent findings suggest that expanding retrieval practice may be inferior to uniform-interval retrieval practice when memory is tested after a long retention interval. We… Expand
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