Definition: The explanation for the fact that information that is more thoroughly connected to meaningful items in long-term [[#|memory]] (more "deeply" processed) will be remembered better. (pg. 245)

History (Optional)

Fergus Craik and Robert Lockhart (1972)

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Quite Simply...

  • New information you learn is easier to remember when you relate it to something in your long term memory.


  • There is a new girl in my class, Tyler; I can remember her name more easily because it is my best friend's name.
  • If you connect new information to personal experiences or things about yourself, they're easier to remember because those are meaningful to you.
  • In a class demonstration, visualizing and connecting information from sentences to previous information helps you better memorize information than memorizing by pronouncing the sentences.
  • I remembered the purpose of the Cerebellum because my sisters name is Sarah and she did [[#|track]]. (The cerebellum is responsible for motion.) I remembered it because I related it to someone in my LTM.
  • I remembered my best friend's [[#|birthday]] because it's the same as my mom's.
  • A demonstration of this is when half of the [[#|class]] is asked to [[#|visualize]] sentences and the other half memorize pronunciation and the half that visualized it remembered more sentences.