Lecture 14 _Introduction to Memory_

Lecture 14 _Introduction to Memory_ - Psych 2 Principles of...

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Psych 2 Principles of Psychology Christopher Gade Office: 5315 Tolman Hall Office hours: MW 2:00-3:00 Email: [email protected] Lectures: MWF 3:00-4:00, 100 GPB 2/23/07
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What’s on tap? Today we’re going to discuss the topic of memory. In this lecture we’ll be addressing… The pioneer in research done on memory. Different tests of memory. Different memory time frames.
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Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909) Sought out to examine the concept of memory from a purely scientific viewpoint. Had only one subject in almost all of his studies on memory… himself. In these studies, he used lists of nonsense syllables in his attempts to examine how our memories work.
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Ebbinghaus (cont.) His research was based on discovering how fast a “normal” individual can learn, and forget information. From this, he was able to generate both Learning curves Forgetting curves Ebbinghaus also did experiments that varied in the # of syllables in the list length of time before checking his memory after “learning” the syllables length of time before checking his memory after reading the syllables This variation in timing and the fact that he measure memory after both introduction and memorization of information provided us with a great starting block when it came to examining memory
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One of Ebbinghaus’ Remembering Curves
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One of Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curves
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Another One of Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve
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