The earlier questions were memory for factual information, what is called declarative memory. The last question could have been answered factually, but is usually most easily answered by recalling the activities performed to open the door. This is called procedural memory.
- 2 The Psychology of Everyday Actions
- from The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
- Publisher: Basic Books
- Released: November 2013
Earlier questions were related to capitals of countries and phone numbers, whereas the latter involved recalling the side of the doorknob on a specific previous home.
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