Study: Practice Testing Protects Memory Against Stress

I find this to be an incredibly interesting study - especially when it comes to preparing for IELTS!

Practice Testing Protects Memory Against Stress

“Typically, people under stress are less effective at retrieving information from memory. We now show for the first time that the right learning strategy, in this case retrieval practice or taking practice tests, results in such strong memory representations that even under high levels of stress, subjects are still able to access their memories,” said senior study author Ayanna Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the graduate program in psychology at Tufts.

 

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