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â€œWeâ€™ve known for over 100 years that testing is good for memory,â€ says Kent State University psychology graduate student Kalif Vaughn. Psychologists have proven in a myriad of experiments that â€œretrieval practiceâ€â€”correctly producing a studied itemâ€”increases the likelihood that youâ€™ll get it right the next time. â€œBut we didnâ€™t know why.â€
Last week, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper reported that Palm Beach County, Fla., law enforcement is working to develop a consistent set of rules for eyewitnesses, hoping it will help prevent false convictions.
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