ERIC Number: ED192749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Review of the Literature on Memory Enhancement: The Potential and Relevance of Mnemotechnics for Military Training. Technical Report 436.
An analysis based on an extensive review of the scientific and popular literature indicates that memory enhancement techniques (mnemotechnics) can be used to increase the effectiveness of military training. An overview of the most common memory enhancement techniques provides background for an assessment of the general utility of such techniques based on a review of the experimental research. A strategy for applying mnemonics and mnemotechnics to military training is then given. It is concluded that mnemonics and mnemotechnics have the potential to significantly enhance training effectiveness. However, if they are not carefully researched and implemented, it is likely that their training potential will be mitigated, if not entirely lost. Intended primarily for professional researchers to identify areas of needed research, this report can also be used by the military training community to assess the training potential of mnemonics and mnemotechnics. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.