Also the tendency to remember the last observed stimuli. In a list of words, the last words will be more likely recalled than the first or the ones in the middle, as long as the list is attempted recalled directly after encoding. This is known as the recency effect.

Re"cen*cy (?), n. [LL. recentia, fr. L. recens. See Recent.]

The state or quality of being recent; newness; new state; late origin; lateness in time; freshness; as, the recency of a transaction, of a wound, etc.

 

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