Monday, January 25, 2010

Memory Links

The following links will give you more information and insight into the story of H.M. and his anterograde amnesia as well as the controversial implications of the fallibility of eye-witness testimony. There is also a link which provides a great mnemonic device for remembering the 13 colonies which will give you an idea of how to create excellent mnemonics for yourself.

National Public Radio (NPR) story about H.M.

New York Times (NYT) Obituary of H.M.

Hartford Courant story about studying H.M.’s brain,0,976422,full.story

Frontline Documentary “What Jennifer Saw” about mistaken eye-witness ID.

Interview with Elizabeth Loftus concerning eye-witness testimony

Psychology Today article about Elizabeth Loftus

Mnemonics – 13 colonies and more

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yet another way to predict Alzehimer's

We already learned that whether or not a person can be conditioned to blink their eye when a light flashes is an predictor of Alzheimer's Disease...

UCS = Puff of air UCR = Blink
NS = Light Flash No response
CS= Light Flash CR = Blink

Now there is another way to predict this type of dementia through the eyes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The identity of Little Albert has been uncovered

This article on the APA website describes how some college students figured out who "Little Albert" really was.

Unfortunately we don't know if is fear of furry things lasted beyond Watson's research.