Re-Watching Lectures as a Study Strategy and Its Effect on Mind Wandering

Leonardo Martin, Caitlin Mills, Sidney K. D'Mello, Evan F. Risko

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Material re-exposure (e.g., re-reading) is a popular mnemonic strategy, however, its utility has been questioned. We extend research on re-reading to re-watching - an emerging mnemonic technique given the increased use of recorded lectures today (e.g., in online courses). Consistent with findings from recent investigations of re-reading, there were no benefits of massed re-watching on memory for lecture material and re-watching increased rates of mind wandering. We discuss implications for understanding the cognitive consequences of re-exposure-based mnemonics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-305
Number of pages9
JournalExperimental Psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • education
  • learning
  • mind wandering


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