The Effectiveness of Encoding Strategies in Verbal Memory Span in Healthy Adults
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AbstractThis project aimed to determine the most effective memory encoding strategy in typically developing adults. Four groups of subjects were given instructions using one of four encoding strategies: visual, semantic, spatial, and combined. We measured total short-term memory and long-term memory retention to determine how strategies affected learning across time. All encoding groups showed an advantage in memorizing 40 word-lists for verbal long-term recall and encoding effects were consistent across time. However. visual and semantic encoding strategies were most effective in supporting verbal short-term and long-term memory, while combined and spatial encoding strategies were least effective.
Degree ProgramHonors College