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Our memory prefers essence over form

06:15 EST 14 Feb 2020 | Science Daily

What clues does our memory use to connect a current situation to a situation from the past? The researchers have demonstrated that similarities in structure and essence guide our recollections rather than surface similarities. It is only when individuals lack sufficient knowledge that they turn to the surface clues to recollect a situation. These results are relevant in the field of education. They underline the need to focus on the conceptual aspects of situations.

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