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chase play

chase play  v. phr.— «The unit constantly records up to two hours of TV into a buffer memory, which allows you to pause and rewind live TV, but sadly you can’t retrospectively record programmes from the buffer. You can also start watching...

spacing effect

spacing effect  n.— «Wxams after the break are a better measure of true learning, rather than the memorization. Psychologists use the term “spacing effect” to explain why: The review of material increases long-term memory best...

cog

cog  n.— «The drugs, known as “cognition enhancers” could improve brain performance in a number of ways, from sharpening short-term memory and increasing speed of thought. The Academy of Medical Sciences has already advised...

Dilemma vs. Dilemna

An adult caller from Phoenix is stung by the memory of losing an elementary school spelling bee when he misspelled the word dilemma. He insists that his teachers taught him that the word contains a silent “n.” After all these years...

momnesia

momnesia  n.— «Momnesia—the mental fuzziness and memory lapses that set in shortly after childbirth—had struck again.» —“Babies can cause ‘momnesia’” by Liz Szabo USA Today Mar. 3, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued...