Researchers at the University of Colorado have created a software that may help students study more effectively, the university announced Tuesday.

Computer scientists at CU's Institute for Cognitive Science have developed a software that taps into a database of past performance to suggest what material the student needs to study the most.

Students begin using the program to ask random questions, according to a news release. Then the software searches for patterns in the student's answers. From there, the software can determine what concepts should be reviewed and when.

The researchers' findings are published in the journal Psychological Science.