Introduction - I nt roduction Working memory is the ability...

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Introduction Working memory is the ability to attentively hold information in mind to do the complex tasks such as comprehension, reasoning and learning. Operation Span can be used to determine the working memory capacity. In operation span task, the subject is first presented with a mathematical problem and then the word is presented to him. Both math problems and words alternate until few words have been shown. At the end the subject is asked to recall the words in order they were presented (Conway & Engle, 1944). A false memory is a memory of an event that did not happen or is a distortion of an event, as determined by externally corroborated facts of the event. In false memory experiment, subjects are shown sequence of words with each work presented one after another. After the list of words shown the subject are presented another list of words with few new distracter words. The task of the subject is to identify the list of the words from the new list which were presented in the original list (Roediger & Mcdermott, 1995). As the results of the
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course ME 242 taught by Professor Chignell during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto.

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