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Which statement best summarizes the observations of early memory researcher Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885?

A

Memory is a literal recording of events we have experienced.

B

Encoding a particular subject always in the same place improves memory retention.

C

Basic memory cannot be improved upon, even with extensive use of mnemonics or other memory strategies.

D

The more fully something is learned, the longer it will be remembered.

E

Emotional memories, called flashbulb memories, are easy to encode and subsequently, remember.

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