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Date Created: 10/21/15
PSY 400 Human Memory Marc W Howard Jan 18 2005 Who is this guy I Marc Howard Assistant Professor Dept of Psych I A short history of my life I httpmemorysyredu Should i really take this course I This is an upper level course I This is a science course IWe will cover relatively advanced topics in Cognitive Psychology Syllabus Assignments etc 10 a Unannounced quizzes 40 a Experiment reports 50 a Exams Superexcellent bonus Am i in the right place I PSY 400 Human Memory I Huntington Hall 101 TuesThurs 11120 Who are you Syllabus Readings I Neath and Suprenant plus CogLab supplement Available at Orange IGreene Human Memory Paradigms and Paradoxes ISupplemental readings from course website httpmemorysyredu gt courses I You are responsible for the material covered in lecture Quizzes I Make sure you show up for class I Quizzes necessary to get A I Questions supposed to be relatively easy Experiment Reports I The major component of course I 40 of grade I Exams test data theories and ideas developed in experiment Some things to note about exams I Exams are really hard I But the grading will be scaled I Short answer multiple choice and graph questions I Inference questions Research in the classroom I SU is a studentcentered research university I You should get some advantage from the memory research conducted at SU I You should get a sense of how memory research is conducted Why study memory I It is a very basic part of what it is to be human I Learningeducation I Memory loss aging Alzheimer39s brain insult I At some level all of our experience is some form of memory Writing experiment reports I 24 typewritten pages I Empirical description I Methodological concerns I Theoretical interpretation Super excellent bonus I Morris Moscovitch May 2 I Amnesia I Extracredit Getting started with CogLab I Send me an email with your name and SUID I This will get you a CogLab ID and a password I You need these and a PIN from your supplement to start doing experiments An illustration An illustration An illustration Memory memory everywhere I We can remember things we are aware of I We remember things we aren39t aware of I We remember things over lOths of seconds I We remember things over our entire lifetime Pre scientific study of memory I Philosophers I Aristotle and associations An illustration Think about this for a second I What if we show just a red light I The light in the middle can only exist after the second light is shown I The dot in the middle is a memory phenomenon over the scale of hundreds of milliseconds Metaphors of memory I Wax tablets Aristotle I Filing system James I Information processing Broadbent I Conveyer belt Murdock I Computer RAM ROM Hard Drive Simon I The brain Memory and time Arisotle We must first form a true conceptlon of these objects of memory a poInt on Wthh mlstakes are often made Now to remember the future Is not possIble but thIs Is an object of opInIon or expectatlon and Indeed there mlght be actually a sclence of expectatlon llke that of dIvInatIon In Wthh some belleve nor Is there memory of the present but only senseeperceptlon For by the latter we know not the future nor the past but the present only But memory relates to the past No one would say that he remembers the present when It Is present Memory and Time cont d What is an association Memory Is therefore nelther Perceptlon nor Conceptlon but a state or afFeCtIon of one of these condltloned by lapse of tIme As already observed there Is no such thlng as memory of the present thle present for the present Is object only of perceptlon and the future of expectatlon but the object of memory Is the past All memory t ere ore ImplIes a tIme elapsed consequently only those anImals Wthh percelve tIme remember and the organ whereby they percelve tIme Is also that whereby they remember I A connection between two thoughts I when one is produced the other comes to mind Our very first experiment When you see each of the following words write down the first three words that enters your minds BLUE ABSENCE TABLE COW BLACK PICTURE DOG Association There must be some sort of a connection between the words that were presented and your responses What could this be The scientific study of memory I Something to remember I A way to test your memory I Something to measure PLUS SYRACUSE Principles of association I Contiguity Experiences that co occur are associated eg SyracuseUniversity I Similarity Similar items are associated together eg bluesky I Contrast Items that are opposite in meaning eg blackwhite Something to remember materials I Something subject is familiar with I nonsense syllables letters numbers words pictures actions experiences life events I Can the subject reproduce the materials Something to remember learning event I Preferably under experimental control I Lists of stimuli I Pairs I Incidental or intentional learning Something to measure I Depends on type of test I Should depend on memory I Three classes of dependent measures 1 Accuracy 2 Latency 3 Error probability Thursday s lecture I CogLab demo I Modular text I Introduction to important terms and concepts A way to test memory I Recall produce materials 1 Free recall 2 Serial recall 3 Cued recall pairedassociate learning I Judgement answer question about material 1 Recognition 2 Frequency 3 Recency I Performance What affects dependent variable ProbabilityofRecall 53053535353535353 o mwgtmmumma Serial Position Assignment I Send me an e maill I Read Aristotle I Read Chapters 3 9 of Ebbinghaus
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