May 23, 2015
10 A.M. to 1 P.M.
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Investigating the brain's memory network
Human memory can be puzzling. Why do we remember some things and not others? Do we recall items listed first or last better than those in between? How do our brains organize memories? How accurate are our memories?
In working to answer questions such as these, researchers have theorized that our memories are organized in networks (see example below). As stored information is accessed, it is connected with related concepts to establish meaning. This study will focus on order and accuracy in memory through simple listening and recall activities. Modeled after the work of three distinguished psychologists*, the study aims to enhance understanding of our neural memory network.
This study is a collaboration between the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the MBE Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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