Wide spacing interval

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This is equivalent to the idea of distributing practice. Distributed practice has been shown to benefit long-term recall by reducing forgetting.

  • Cepeda, N. J., Pashler, H., Vul, E., Wixted, J. T., & Rohrer, D. (2006). Distributed Practice in Verbal Recall Tasks: A Review and Quantitative Synthesis. Psychological Bulletin, 132(3), 354-380.
  • Ebbinghaus, H. (1913). Memory: A contribution to experimental psychology (translated by Henry A. Ruger & Clara E. Bussenius; original German work published 1885). New York: Teachers College, Columbia University.
  • Pavlik Jr., P. I., & Anderson, J. R. (2005). Practice and forgetting effects on vocabulary memory: An activation-based model of the spacing effect. Cognitive Science, 29(4), 559-586.