In this discussion forum, you will examine the ability to create durable and easily accessible memories, which is an essential aspect of effective study techniques. For your initial post, complete the following steps:
- Watch the video, The Art of Memory: Daniel Kilov at TEDx Macquarie University
- Optional Support:
- Go to the Coglab to experience one of the procedures/tasks that scientists have used to investigate phenomena of long-term memory that can be exploited to make studying more effective.
- Select one of the following experiments:
- Levels of Processing (i.e., the depth at which one processes information may influence long-term retention
- Encoding Specificity (i.e., events are encoded into long-term memory along with the context in which they have occurred. Thus remembering is facilitated if the context of encoding is also present at retrieval)
- Remember/Know (i.e., understand the distinction between actually remembering an event and merely finding the event familiar)
Keep in mind that each experiment illustrates a procedure/task that is used by scientists to understand encoding and retrieval of information in long-term memory. Read the section of the textbook devoted to the selected experiment. Then, consider what participants’ performance on the corresponding task tells you about how to study more effectively. Also, consider the extent to which your knowledge of other memory phenomena can improve memory of class materials (see textbook). Support your points with evidence from at least one peer-reviewed research article. Your initial post must be a minimum of 300 words.
Guided Response: Use a minimum of one scholarly source found at the Ashford Library or Google Scholar to critically examine the procedure that you have selected and its findings. Offer a substantial response to at least two other posts written by members of the class. You may respond to (a) a post that discusses a different procedure from the one that you have selected, (b) a post that discusses the same procedure, and (c) an inquiry from your instructor. Keep in mind that both peers and instructor are members of the class. In your answers, discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the content of each post. Be sure that you cite scientific evidence to support your views. A minimum of 200 words should be used for each response to other posts. Be certain to continue monitoring the discussion board until 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Day 7 of the week. Be sure to follow APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.