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Is There a Place for Mnemonics in Modern Psychology?

The very existence of mnemonics is a testament to the central importance of memory for myriad human endeavors, but, in a subtle contradiction, the creation of mnemonics exposes a belief that the naturally evolved, bio/psychological process of memory is inadequate to accomplish many of these activities. To compensate for the perceived deficiency in the natural process, we invented an artifact: mnemonic techniques.