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Long-Lasting Verbatim Memory for the Words of Books After a Single Reading Without Any Learning Intention

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Kuhbandner, Christof
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 17 Dec 2020 12:28


The present study reveals an intriguing ability of our human memory: when reading a book once without any intention of learning, we store long-lasting verbatim memories of the words written in the book without being aware of it. Participants read a book chapter consisting of 32 pages (3,772 words) once without knowing that their memory would be tested later. In memory tests immediately after ...


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