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Self-testing helps to remember information

Self-testing helps to remember information

When you need to remember information for a test or presentation, you can try to hammer the information into your head or you can flip it and also try to retrieve the information as you're learning it.

When we try to put the information in,  it travels one way on the neurons. When we try to recall the information, we're going the other way. This bi-directional highway of information helps to strengthen that circuit more than just passively reading.


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