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Zeigarnik effect

Zeigarnik effect is a finding by a Gestalt psychologist named Bluma Zeigarnik that subjects are more likely to remember details of experimental tasks during which they were interrupted than those they were allowed to complete. The effect has been claimed for many non-experimental situations where someone is interrupted.

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