How do retrieval cues (explain a specific cue) function to produce quicker and, hopefully, more accurate memory retrieval?
Retrieval cues are stimuli that assist in memory retrieval. In other words, retrieval cues help you access memories stored in long-term memory and bring them to your conscious awareness. The presence of retrieval cues can make recalling memories
Retrieval cues can be external, such as the smell of a lit candle that reminds you of something that had happened. They can also be internal, such as feelings of sadness that remind you of when you broke up with your significant other. The three types of retrieval cues are Recall, recognition and relearning.