Re-watching lectures as a study strategy and its effect on mind wandering.

Martin, Leonardo Mills, Caitlin D’Mello, Sidney K. Risko, Evan F.:

Material re-exposure (e.g., re-reading) is a popular mnemonic strategy, however, its utility has been questioned. We extend research on re-reading to re-watching – an emerging mnemonic technique given the increased use of recorded lectures today (e.g., in online courses). Consistent with findings from recent investigations of re-reading, there were no benefits of massed re-watching on memory for lecture material and re-watching increased rates of mind wandering. We discuss implications for understanding the cognitive consequences of re-exposure-based mnemonics. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)