Like Birds, Memory Pecks Around in Patches, University of Warwick Study

Published: Feb 17, 2012

Humans move between “patches” in their memory using the same strategy as birds hunting among bushes for berries. Researchers at the University of Warwick and Indiana University have identified parallels between animals looking for food in the wild and humans searching for items within their memory—suggesting that people with the best “memory foraging” strategies are better at recalling items.

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