Exceptional Memory: The Influence of Practice and Knowledge on the Development of Elaborative Encoding Strategies

  • James J. Staszewski


In the 17th century, English scientist and philosopher Francis Bacon observed that “knowledge is power.” Recent progress in the field of cognitive science has given Bacon’s adage a firm empirical foundation. Research in both cognitive psychology and computer science (Feigenbaum, 1989) show that the more relevant knowledge humans or AI programs bring to bear on a particular task, the better they perform.


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