Study examines memory in expert birdwatchers

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Subject: Study examines memory in expert birdwatchers
From: john harris via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2022 05:51:44 +0000
I watch a lot of birds but is doesn’t help me find my glasses or remember  what day of the week it is…..John Harris

On 8 Jul 2022, at 3:13 pm, calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

Study examines memory in expert birdwatchers

According to a new study that examined memory in expert birdwatchers, having expert knowledge in a subject helps us memorize new information. This is because, while forgetting often happens when similar memories interfere with each other, expert knowledge provides a mental organizational structure, or scaffolding, that helps us keep new items that we want to learn distinct from each other. This reduces confusion between similar items -- in this case, similar-looking birds.

John Leonard

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