The Study of Memory

The Study of Memory

Streaming Video - 2005
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This program introduces the basic terms used in the study of memory such as encoding and storage and retrieval, and looks briefly at the historical ideas about memory. Modern theories are explained using diagrams and real-life examples, and the program then goes on to discuss current research in the area of everyday memory. The reasons for forgetting are explored and the biological basis of memory outlined. In addition, the program examines ways of improving memory. The program emphasizes the radical shift from laboratory-based research to the study of memory in everyday life. The program also includes eight exercises for viewers to take part in, including memory tests and a video clip of a robbery to test recall for eyewitness testimony.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1996
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (74 min.) :,sd., col., digital file +,instructional materials (online)

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