Why interleaving enhances inductive learning: the roles of discrimination and retrieval.

  title={Why interleaving enhances inductive learning: the roles of discrimination and retrieval.},
  author={Monica S Birnbaum and Nate Kornell and Elizabeth Ligon Bjork and Robert A. Bjork},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={41 3},
Kornell and Bjork (Psychological science 19:585-592, 2008) found that interleaving exemplars of different categories enhanced inductive learning of the concepts based on those exemplars. They hypothesized that the benefit of mixing exemplars from different categories is that doing so highlights differences between the categories. Kang and Pashler (Applied cognitive psychology 26:97-103, 2012) obtained results consistent with this discriminative-contrast hypothesis: Interleaving enhanced… CONTINUE READING
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