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Memory Simulations. A.P. Psychology Chapter 7. Think you have a good memory?. You are about to do a small short term memory test. A few letters will flash on your computer monitor for 3-5 seconds. Your job is to write down as many letters as you can remember after they disappear.

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memory simulations

Memory Simulations

A.P. Psychology

Chapter 7

think you have a good memory
Think you have a good memory?
  • You are about to do a small short term memory test. A few letters will flash on your computer monitor for 3-5 seconds. Your job is to write down as many letters as you can remember after they disappear.
  • Use the data sheet to write down all the letters you can remember.
how did you do
Compare your results with this table. How many letters from each trial did you remember? Is there a "pattern" to the letters that you remembered? For example, did you remember the first few letters better than the middle letters? Did you remember the last letters?

Find the percentage of letters you got correct. For example, if you remembered 2 of the 4 letters presented in the second trial, then you have remembered 50% of the letters.

How did you do?
let s try it again with music
Let’s Try It Again ~ With Music
  • This time, try to concentrate on the letters while music plays in the background. Will you have greater difficulty?
how did you do1
Compare your results with this table. How many letters from each trial did you remember? Is there a "pattern" to the letters that you remembered? For example, did you remember the first few letters better than the middle letters? Did you remember the last letters?

Find the percentage of letters you got correct. For example, if you remembered 2 of the 4 letters presented in the second trial, then you have remembered 50% of the letters.

How did you do?
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Did you do better, or worse with music playing? Why do you think that this is?
  • Discuss your responses as a class!
short term memory test pictures
Short Term Memory Test - Pictures
  • The objects will stay on your computer screen for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, write down all the items you can remember.
  • Ready????
how many did you get
Butterfly

Pencil

Chair

Cone

Rainbow

House

Clock

Phone

Kite

Lock

Scissors

Guitar

Light Bulb

Plane

Apple

Computer

Globe

Plant

Hammer

Cake

How Many Did You Get?
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Only one of these images of a penny is correct. Which one is it? Check your answer and find out "what's going on" by clicking on a coin.

grocery store
Grocery Store
  • The first player starts the grocery list by saying "I went to the grocery story and bought some ____." The player should fill in the blank with an item from the grocery store. For example, the player could say "I went to the grocery story and bought some apples." The next player must repeat the list and add a second item. For example, the second player can say, "I went to the grocery store and bought some apples and a bag of potato chips." The third player must create a list using apples, bag of chips and add a third item. The game continues until someone forgets one of the items.
there s a chunk

There’s a Chunk

Does “Chunking” Really Work?

there s a chunk1
There’s a Chunk
  • A series of numbers will flash on the screen for 5 seconds. Try to remember as many numbers as possible and then write them down.
there s a chunk2
There’s a Chunk
  • Another series of numbers will flash on the screen for 5 seconds. Try to remember as many numbers as possible.
there s a chunk3
There’s a Chunk
  • Was the second time easier? Did you remember more numbers the second time? Both sets of numbers are exactly the same...it is just that the second one can really be "chunked" into 1...one series of numbers that is easy to remember.