Memory Test

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A quick memory test designed by a member of one of my master's program classes at UBC.

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Memory Test

  1. 1. Memory Test UBC ETEC 512 ETEC 512 Please memorize this string of numbers:
  2. 2. ETEC 512 Memory Test Please memorize this string of numbers: 1 – 914 – 191 – 81 – 93 – 919 – 4 – 5 Take no more than 20 seconds. Now go to the next page...
  3. 3. ETEC 512 Memory Test Chunking In the 1950’s, George A. Miller introduced the concept of “chunking”. Miller argued that our brains can only retain a limited amount of information (seven items, plus or minus two) in short-term memory. However, we can boost retention if we can “chunk” a number of items into a larger category. Implicit in this approach was the assumption that the brain stores information in a hierarchy, and can retrieve a large data set by referencing a category in that hierarchy. Other theorists have refered to this hierarchy of information as a “schema”.
  4. 4. ETEC 512 Memory Test Do you remember the string of numbers? Can you say them out loud?
  5. 5. ETEC 512 Memory Test Here they are again: 1 – 914 – 191 – 81 – 93 – 919 – 4 – 5 N0w here they are arranged a little differently: 1914 – 1918 1939 – 1945
  6. 6. ETEC 512 Memory Test Please memorize this string of numbers: 1 – 914 – 191 – 81 – 93 – 919 – 4 – 5 1914 – 1918 1939 – 1945 They are the same numbers. The difference is that the top string is data. The bottom string is information (i.e. “in formation”). The bottom string is “chunked” according to a schema, allowing us to memorize it almost instantly.
  7. 7. ETEC 512 Memory Test Examining the brain This exercise was created by Thom Quine

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