Study examines memory in expert birdwatchers

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Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2022 05:13:41 +0000
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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