Retrieval Practice Makes Procedure From Remembering: An Automatization Account of the Testing Effect

  title={Retrieval Practice Makes Procedure From Remembering: An Automatization Account of the Testing Effect},
  author={Mih{\'a}ly Racsm{\'a}ny and {\'A}gnes Szőllősi and Dorottya Bencze},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition},
The “testing effect” refers to the striking phenomenon that repeated retrieval practice is one of the most effective learning strategies, and certainly more advantageous for long-term learning, than additional restudying of the same information. How retrieval can boost the retention of memories is still without unanimous explanation. In 3 experiments, focusing on the reaction time (RT) of retrieval, we showed that RT of retrieval during retrieval practice followed a power function speed up that… 

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