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Useful Links about Memory and Learning

 

BBC

Edited Guide Entry.  Information from the BBC on memory, types of memory, forgetting, remembering and improving your memory.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A13044421

BBC

Information from a BBC 1 television programme by Professor Robert Winston called How to Improve your Memory. The programme was shown on the 9th August 2006.  Includes tips on how to improve your memory and memory tests.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/memory/programme.shtml

BBC

Science and Nature: Human Body and Mind.  An interesting memory test for facial recognition and temporal memory. Calculates your results into a percentage, and compares it to an average score.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/tmt/

BBC Radio 4

The Memory Experience.  Information to help you understand memory and tips on how to improve it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/memory/

Guardian Unlimited

Article about false memories titled ‘We can implant entirely false memories’.  Discusses work by Elizabeth Loftus.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/feature/story/0,13026,1098943,00.html

Happychild

A collection of articles on memory and learning.

http://www.happychild.org.uk/acc/tpr/mem/index.htm

Learning and Teaching

Basic information on the memory stores and learning.  Contains some interesting diagrams.

http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/memory.htm

Live Science

A website containing lots of short articles about memory, ranging from: ‘the effects of marijuana on memory’ to ‘what causes Déjà vu’.

http://www.livescience.com/memory/

Mindtools

Memory improvement tools.  A great website containing information about memory and memory improvement techniques for various types of information.

http://www.mindtools.com/memory.html

PSYCH

Information about memory and dementia.

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/olderpeople/memoryanddementia.aspx

Serendip

 

Article explaining the differences and similarities between learning and memory.

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro98/202s98-paper1/Rohatgi.html

 

The Brain

Basic but well presented information on memory and learning.

http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/d/d_07/d_07_p/d_07_p_tra/d_07_p_tra.html

The University Of Southampton

A comprehensive article exploring the idea of a ‘long-term working memory’.

http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Papers/Py104/ericsson.long.html

Web-us

Lots of information about memory, how to improve it and learning.

http://www.web-us.com/memory/

Wikipedia

Information about Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch’s 1974 model of working memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baddeley%27s_Model_of_Working_Memory

Wikipedia

Information on Long Term Memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_memory

Wikipedia

Information on short-term memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_term_memory