Human Memory

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Human Memory

Human memory is a complex set of inter-related and interacting phenomena. These lectures introduce the different types of memory humans make use of, the properties and boundaries of these systems, and the methods for studying (and possibly training) them.

Please note that these lectures are not recorded. ​

 

Lecture No 10
What is memory, and how is it studied by cognitive psychologists?
Memories and memory systems, selective memory deficits following brain damage.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
03/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 11
Working memory
Keeping track moment to moment, working memory as a mental workspace, working memory components, evidence from neuropsychology and neuroimaging.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
05/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 12
Organising and Remembering
Memory for events and memory for knowledge, impact of expertise and memory strategies on recall. Improving memory and memory training.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
07/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 13
Forgetting
Patterns and causes of forgetting. Remembering and forgetting intentions - prospective memory and absent-mindedness.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
10/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 14
Memory for Important Events & Absentmindedness
Flashbulb memories. Prospective memory. Remembering intentions. Amnesia following brain damage.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
12/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 15
The Malleability of Memory
Changing and implanting memories, memory as reconstructions and false memories. Eye-witness memory.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
14/02/2020 - 11:10am to 14/03/2020 - 12:00pm
References: 

 

Schacter et al, Psychology, chapter 5.

Suggested further reading about human memory: Baddeley, A.D., Eysenck, M.W., & Anderson, M.C. (2015). Memory. Psychology Press.