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cue-overload principle [1 record]

Record 1 2012-04-20


Subject field(s)
  • Cognitive Psychology

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


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.


  • Psychologie cognitive

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.


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