When learning new vocabulary, repeating words can have a negative effect on learning. Silently listening to the words or pausing between hearing and producing the new word helps to better consolidate language learning.
Memories of specific events and experiences do not remain static in brain areas. Instead, patterns of brain activity that store information continually changes, even when we are not exposed to new stimuli.
According to researchers, forming both good and bad habits depends more on how often you perform an action than the satisfaction you get from the action.
Researchers discover that while repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it also reduces the amount of details stored.