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Messing with Your Mind

Messing with Your Mind

Found within the larger Exploratorium site, Meesing with Your Mind is an interactive three-page online article about current research into memory and how it works. It is written by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty. The article is upbeat with current references that are relevant to middle school through college students, as well as adults. There are some memory challenges and visual examples for you to try out. This site would serve well as an independent assignment or group task for middle school, high school or college students, depending how you implemented it.Pat m


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Cris Guenter
Cris Guenter (Faculty)
21 years ago
This three-page online article about how the memory works provides concrete
examples and images for the concepts it presents. The writing is upbeat and
appealing, especially for junior-senior high school students. False memory,
post-event information--how memories can be changed by what you are told, and
source memory-the ability to recall precisely when and where an event occured
are all addressed. The student teacher or teacher could make use of this site
and build on it with their own lessons featuring memory and recall.