MODULE 1 - THE USER'S GUIDE TO MEMORY

Welcome to Module 1 - Below you will find a general guide to the memory boot camp, demonstration videos and worksheets to help you practice. We have also provided downloadable PDFs in case you prefer to take pen and paper notes.

VIDEOS

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Printable slides of Memory Boot Camp Overview

 

MODULE 1 OVERVIEW

Printable slides of Module 1 Overview

 

TOPIC 1 - WHAT IS MEMORY

Printable slides of Topic 1 - What is Memory

 

TOPIC 2 - MEMORY AND AGING

Printable slides of Topic 2 - Memory and Aging

 

DEMONSTRATIONS

 

STEPS TO A BETTER MEMORY

Grab a pen and paper for this one.

 

TEST OF SELECTIVE ATTENTION DEMONSTRATION

Instructions: Count how many times the players in white pass the basketball to their teammates (other players in white shirts). Ignore the player in black.

How did you do? Did you miss anything?

 

WORKSHEETS

Memory Monitoring Log

This log can help you keep track of memory challenges you might encounter.

 

EXTRA RESOURCES

 

We have listed some extra materials that may help you gain a better understanding of your memory.

 

CBC Nature of Things:  The Memory Mirage

Description:  Can we trust what we remember about our own lives?  Memory scientists say most memories are full of distortions and errors.  Why are our memories so susceptible to errors?

The Art of Learning

Description: How to triple your memory by using this trick | Ricardo Lieuw On | TEDxHaarlem
A demonstration of using visual imagery for Deep Linking

 

The Complexity of Memory – a Ted Talks PlayList

Description:  The mind is a diligent recorder, taking note of all that happens and storing data on it for retrieval later, right? Well actually, no. Enjoy these 7 illuminating talks on the science—and oddities—of our memory.