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cue-overload principle [1 record]

Record 1 2012-04-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cognitive Psychology
DEF

The probability of recalling an item declines with the number of items subsumed by its functional retrieval cue.

CONT

The cue overload principle: Cues can become associated with more and more items at various encoding opportunities, thus reducing their effectiveness at the time of retrieval.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Psychologie cognitive
CONT

Principe de la surcharge de l'indice. Un indice mnésique associé à un grand nombre d'informations réduit la probabilité de récupérer une information particulière.

Spanish

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