Retrieval practice protects memory against acute stress.

Smith, Amy M.

Floerke, Victoria A.

Thomas, Ayanna K.

2016

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  • More than a decade of research has supported a robust consensus: Acute stress impairs memory retrieval. We aimed to determine whether a highly effective learning technique could strengthen memory against the negative effects of stress. To bolster memory, we used retrieval practice, or the act of taking practice tests. Participants first learned stimuli by either restudying or engaging in retrieval... read more
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  • Smith, A. M., Floerke, V. A., & Thomas, A. K. (2016). Retrieval practice protects memory against acute stress. Science, 354(6315), 1046-1048. doi:10.1126/science.aah5067.
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