Delayed Recall

By Renée Grinnell

The ability to remember something after a period of rest or distraction ranging anywhere from minutes to days.

Example: A subject is presented with a list of words to memorize. The list is then taken away, and after five minutes she is asked to recall as many of the words as she can.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Oct 2008