An intriguing shot of an isolated slide in what looks to be a very interesting talk given by UCLA memory expert Professor Robert Bjork at last week’s Association for Psychological Science 2014 Conference. To wit:
Important peculiarities of the human memory system
- A remarkable capacity for storing information is coupled with a highly fallible retrieval process.
- What is accessible in memory is highly dependent on the current environmental, interpersonal, emotional and body-state cues.
- Retrieving information from memory is a dynamic process that alters the subsequent state of the system.
- Access to competing memory representations regresses towards the earlier representation over time
Waddaya mean you weren’t invited?