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A Super-Memorist Advises on Study Strategies
From learner.org, produced by PBS
This module explores the brain’s potential for storage-as-memory. Rajan Mahadevan, a “super-memorist,” demonstrates his phenomenal memory by scanning a 7 by 7 matrix of digits and recalling all forty-nine digits forward, backward, and by columns. He ... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 08:28 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Living With Amnesia: The Hippocampus and Memory
From learner.org, produced by PBS
Amnesia appears in many different forms. This module shows how the extent and location of damage can result in varying levels of memory impairment. Footage of Mike, an amnesic individual, demonstrates the result of an injury to the hippocampus. Mike’... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 08:25 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Learning As Synaptic Change
From learner.org, produced by PBS
This module presents researchers investigating the structural changes involved in learning. Research conducted at the Pasteur Institute in Paris shows that the learning process involves the formation of new brain connections and the elimination of ot... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 08:24 PM
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The Locus of Learning and Memory
From learner.org, produced by PBS
In the history of psychology, the question of where learning and memory take place has occupied investigators for years. Recent work at the National Institute of Mental Health has brought scientists closer to resolving the issue. This module shows ma... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 08:22 PM
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