Weekly Digest #126: Memory Researchers As Science Communicators
In today’s digest, we would like to highlight researchers who have spoken or written about how our memory works in order to inform a broader audience about its workings. Researchers who communicate science to the public help reduce misconceptions of human memory and contribute to a better understanding of it. Enjoy!
1) Boost Your Study Strategy With Retrieval and Distributed Practice by Association for Psychological Science, @PsychScience
In this recent article, PhD candidate Toshi Miyatsu is interviewed about effective learning strategies and why students often opt for ineffective strategies.
2) Three Words That Helped My 13-Year-Old Study Better by Nate Kornell, @natekornell
In this blog post, memory researcher Nate Kornell reflects on an anecdote with his daughter in which he suggests to her to prepare to teach someone else in order to gain deeper understanding of the material.
3) The transcendental mind: Memory in your head and in your smartphone by Jason Finley, @JasonRFinley
Memory researcher Jason Finley explains the difference between internal memory and external memory and why today we need to make sure that both work smoothly together.
Renowned memory researcher Henry Roediger and his former PhD student Andy DeSoto explain what “collective memory” is – how groups in society remember events from the past – and how accurate these recollections are.
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