Information that can be organized in some manner is most easily retrieved. The organization of words into categories provides effective neural “hooks” for retrieval and an effective “filing cabinets” for storage. The use of categories is especially relevant to auditory memory. Short-term auditory memory relies on techniques such as chunking, while auditory association is key to long-term memory.
Chunking and association both use categories. Learning categories help children in describing related words, allowing for more effectively listening and spoken language skills with robust vocabulary.
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