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30 Days to a More Powerful Memory by Ph.D. Gini Graham Scott

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Chapter 14. Repeat It!

A close cousin of rehearsal is simply repeating something as you hear it, and in some cases, embellishing it with another technique, such as using imagery or making other types of associations. The difference is that the rehearsal technique described in the previous chapter is for longer, more complex information where you are trying to remember more details. Repetition is a way to remember simpler bits of information, such as names of people, phone and bank account numbers, and street directions. You are not so much reviewing and rehearsing this information as repeating it over and over to drum it into your memory.

A classic example of how this works is the old memory game that many kids learn at school or camp to remember ...

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