18 Apr 14
Retrieval practice (testing) enhances recall of previously learned information (the backward effect) but also for learning new information (forward effect). Testing for recall of information just prior to presenting misinformation can also enhance the recall of the MISinformation. This article reviews the literature and discusses applications.
10 Apr 14
Describes research following 9-11 in which participants' recall of the day became less accurate over time, but the vividness of the memories and confidence in their accuracy remained high
09 Apr 14
Book review of The Guardian of All Things, by M. S. Malone, about human memory.
09 Apr 14
" a mouse model developed at Einstein in which molecules crucial to making memories were given fluorescent "tags" so they could be observed traveling in real time in living brain cells."
31 Mar 14
The link to hallucinations isn't clear, but the phenomenon is interesting. Related to tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon, triggered associations, maybe even to dreams and ear-worms.
15 Feb 14
Several studies have found evidence of improvement in time on task and working memory capacity in children with ADHD following "brain training" designed to increase these skills.
31 Jan 14
Microscopic analysis of brain of HM 2014
24 Jan 14
"Researchers stimulated neurons from the mouse's hippocampus, where memories are made and stored, and then watched fluorescently glowing beta-actin mRNA molecules form in the nuclei of neurons and travel within dendrites, the neuron's branched projections. They discovered that mRNA in neurons is regulated through a novel process described as "masking" and "unmasking," which allows beta-actin protein to be synthesized at specific times and places and in specific amounts."
24 Jan 14
Repeated attempts at taking quizzes appears to improve grades for medical school students
21 Jan 14
Followup story by Lesley Stahl on people with hyperthymesia - highly superior autobiographical memory. 2014
21 Jan 14
Lesley Stahl's first report on Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) from 2010
20 Jan 14
Summary of tricks used by professional actor to learn their lines: deep processing, attachment of lines to movement, emotional associations.
16 Jan 14
29 Dec 13
Excerpts from an Oliver Sacks essay in New York Review of Books, plus a little more, on the constructive, fallible nature of memory, and how it might serve a function to be so.
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- cog-artificial intelligence
- Meditation Video/Audio
- Psy 105 - Careers in Psychology
- PSY105 - Digital Brain
- Psy105-Cell Phones
- Psy105-chapter01 - psych overview
- Psy105-Chapter02 - brain
- PSY105-Chapter03 - consciousness
- Psy105-Chapter04 - nature-nurture
- Psy105-Chapter05 - development
- Psy105-Chapter06 - perception
- Psy105-Chapter07 - learning
- Psy105-Chapter08 - memory
- Psy105-Chapter10 - Motivation
- Psy105-Chapter12 - personality
- Psy105-Chapter13 - psychopathology
- Psy105-Chapter14 - therapy
- Psy105-Chapter15 - social
- Psy105-Classic Social Psychology Experiments
- Psy105-Myth & Belief