Web Links for Unit 1: Memory
You will get more out of this chapter if you check out these links.
Duration and Capacity of Short Term Memory
Memory and the Hippocampus - from the Neuroscience for Kids web site, but still great for college students http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/hippo.html
Memory, Learning, and Emotion: the Hippocampus - nice page on the role of the hippocampus in memory from Psychoeducation.org http://www.psycheducation.org/emotion/hippocampus.htm
Remembering Dangerously - an article by Elizabeth Loftus, originally published in The Skeptical Inquirer (March, 1995), Volume 19, no. 2, p. 20 http://www.csicop.org/si/9503/memory.html
Truth or invention: exploring the repressed memory syndrome - excerpts from a chapter in Elizabeth Loftus' book, 'The Myth of Repressed Memory' This excerpt discusses Loftus' investigation of one of the most famous cases involving recovery of repressed (and apparently false) memories http://faculty.washington.edu/eloftus/Articles/Cosmo.html
Memory Page - from the memory page.net - a free public service web site dedicated to helping people improve their memories http://www.thememorypage.net/
Online Memory Experiments
This page was last revised on 09/09/2008.
Common Cents – a test of memory accuracy for a very familiar object, a penny! from the Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/common_cents/
Do You Know What a Penny Looks Like? – another version of the experiment above, this one from the NASA Cognition Lab http://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov/cognition/tutorials/penny/pennies.html
Short Term Memory: Encoding and Rehearsal – another memory experiment from NASA. This one allows you to compare memory for words, sounds, and pictures http://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov/cognition/tutorials/STM/index.html
Serial Position Curve – from the University of Essex. Allows you to do a memory experiment and generate your own serial position curve http://www.essex.ac.uk/psychology/experiments/memtask.html