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Mood-Dependent Memory

One of the factors that affects our ability to remember things is our internal state or mood. It is best to learn information in the same mood or state as when we need to recall it. Although it may be difficult to do, if you are someone who gets especially nervous when you take a test, you would recall better if you were nervous when you studied as well!

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