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Memory Lesson 05 My Brain is Fried: At Least That Is All I Can Remember Participants Participant 1: Brother, 18-years old, Senior in high school Participant 2: Brother, 17-years old, Junior in high school Participant 3: Father, 49-years old, College Student Participant 4: Mother, 45-years old, Dental Hygienist Procedures For this study, I was asked to recruit four participants. Each participant is a family member of mine. This study is to determine the limited capacity of short-term memory for each volunteer. I asked each participant if they could help me by contributing to my psychology assignment. They were all reluctant at first but eventually agreed to help. Before the study began, I instructed them that I was going to read off 12 numbers and that they needed to try and memorize those numbers in order. After I instructed each participant, I gave them a piece of paper and pen so they could write down the numbers. The criteria I used to determine how many correct responses each participant gave, is when they made their 1st mistake while trying to write out the correct order of numbers. The number sequence I used was non-sequential. It contained 12 digits: 10, 17, 2, 48, 9, 21, 108, 3, 99, 11, 36, 1. Results In this section, I am simply going to state each participant’s result. Participant 1 had one

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