Human Memory

PSY-P 461 — Fall 2019 — Themester

Days and Times
9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. TR
Course Description

This introductory course will provide an overview of the current field of human memory. Human memory is concerned with how people encode, store, retrieve and use information, knowledge and prior experiences. In this survey course, we will examine the underlying neurocognitive processes, mechanisms and structures that are involved in sensory memory, short-term memory/working memory and long-term memory. Specific areas to be covered in this course include topics such as: perception and pattern recognition, coding and capacity limitations of immediate memory, working memory dynamics and cognitive control processes, levels of processing, retention and forgetting, interference and decay, implicit and explicit memory, amnesia, visual imagery and verbal coding, memory schemas and memory illusions, prospective memory, mnemonics and memory aids. We will also briefly consider several current global models of memory.

Instructor: David B. Pisoni