LS2lab1 - Meghana Karmarkar UCLA ID 603-671-003 LS 2...

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Meghana Karmarkar UCLA ID: 603-671-003 LS 2 Section 2K Correlation between Picture Memory and Handedness in UCLA LS2 Undergraduate Students Introduction: Memory is an individual’s ability to store, retain and recall information. Human memory contains three types of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Within long-term memory is a type of memory called Semantic memory, which is the structured record of facts, concepts and skills 1 . We are interested in determining whether there is an association between memory and handedness. Handedness has been a well-studied topic in human psychology and neurology. According to a study by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Johns Hopkins University, there are differences in the way that right- handed and left-handed people utilize their brain. For example, it is known that a person’s handedness is opposite from their specialized hemisphere in the brain. 1 This means that a right- handed person uses their left hemisphere for language specialization. However, the same correlation is not found in left-handed people. That is, left-handed people use the left- hemispheres of their brain as well. We want to know whether this condition effects memory. Our hypothesis is that there is a relationship between picture memory and handedness among UCLA LS2 students, while our null hypothesis is that there is no relationship between picture memory and handedness. We tested our null hypothesis by using the MIT (Memory Interference Test) Web Interface. This program allowed us to collect data on thousands of students’ responses. We were first asked to complete the MIT test, and then we were able to pick parameters that were available for analysis. We could compare our parameter to picture, word, or audio memory. The program then gave us various statistics on the number of correct responses and a t-test value for
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the distribution. These values allowed us to compare the two sets of data (in this case right
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