Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 4, 1–9, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-1-2021

Special issue: Five years of Earth sciences and art at the EGU (2015–2019)

Geosci. Commun., 4, 1–9, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-1-2021

Research article 18 Jan 2021

Research article | 18 Jan 2021

Remembering rhythm and rhyme: memorability of narratives for science communication

Aquiles Negrete

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Narratives include several characteristics that make them memorable, understandable and enjoyable. Studying how memorable different ways of presenting information can be is a fundamental task for science communication in order to evaluate materials that not only need to be understood by the general public but also retained in the long-term as a part of the knowledge-appropriation process.
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