Comments from Schwindenhammer

Absoluteley. And let me point out something else here:
I intentionally spoke about my daughter, because I knew or expected that this would evoke an emotional quality. I could have increased this emotional motivation by posting a pic of my girl (which I did not, because it is not me to decide what pictures of her are online).
I believe reading this article conjures pictures in the reader’s mind, not only making it easier to remember the article but also increasing the level of motivation and engagement with the article, again increasing the possibility to learn and remember.
If done intentionally, I regard this as a legitimate and academic procedure. After all we write to be understood, don’t we?

from Comments for Dirk’s EDC blog

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