The Retrieval Path

Stored somewhere in your long-term memory is your social security number.  In order to use that number in any fashion –write it, say it, compare it to another number, or just to think of it – the social security number must be transferred from long-term memory to short-term memory (see caveat below). To accomplish that

Learning and Long-Term Memory

There is only one mechanism for forgetting information from long-term memory.  Something is forgotten from long-term memory only because its retrieval path is weak. The only way to mitigate forgetting from long-term memory is by strengthening appropriate retrieval paths. At the present time we are aware of eight techniques which strengthen retrieval paths. The consensus,