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Additional learning carried out after a skill has been learned to a high criterion. Although the skill does not improve as a result of overlearning, its long-term retention is generally improved and its vulnerability to distractors such as the audience effect is generally reduced, as professional musicians and other performing artists are aware. See also overtraining extinction effect, overtraining reversal effect. overlearn vb.

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