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Unformatted text preview: BUILDING MEMORIES I: ATTENTION AND REHEARSAL • Themes – Factors that influence encoding • Presented information • What you do with it • What you know about it • The context of the encoding episode – In general, memory will be influenced by • The quantity of practice • The distribution of practice • The quality of practice – Informal strategies for learning • What do you do? ATTENTION AND LEARNING • The unimportance of being earnest (Hyde & Jenkins, 1969) 24 words presented instructions about recall Encoding task: incidental intentional rate pleasantness 16.3 16.6 detect # of e’s 9.4 10.2 • The importance of being awake: • Simons & Emmons (1956) – Word lists presented during sleep – EEG recorded to confirm sleep – Next day: recognition d’ = 0 • Tilley (1979) – 20 pictures of concrete objects shown before sleep – Ten repetitions of object names at different sleep stages – Next day: better recall, recognition of named objects – But only for “shallow” stages of sleep • Walker & Stickgold (2006) – Resurgence of research on “sleep- dependent memory processes” • The importance of getting sleep – Sleep deprivation and encoding • Walker & Stickgold 2006: 36 hours of sleep deprivation Incidental study of word lists Recall two days later:...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course EXP 4504 taught by Professor Fischler during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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HM_encod1 - BUILDING MEMORIES I: ATTENTION AND REHEARSAL...

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