Understanding Psychology

Chapter 10: Memory and Thought

Student Web Activites

"Remember This"

Do you sometimes have trouble remembering something you just read? Even though you can't recall the facts, your brain still has the information; you are just having trouble retrieving it. Researchers are only beginning to identify where memory and thought are processed in the brain. At the Exploratorium's online exhibit of memory, you can see a sheep's brain being dissected and view the areas where it is believed short- and long-term memory reside. The exhibit also gives you the chance to play interactive memory games.

Web sites
Exploratorium: The Memory Exhibition
Discover the anatomy of memory through a brief display of a sheep's brain. See what areas of the brain we use for different memories. Also test your own memory by playing some of the games available on this Web site.

Memory Tricks
Learn some quick tips on how to improve your memory and what to do if you still forget.

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On a separate sheet of paper, design an informational pamphlet that teaches students ways to improve recall during exams. Your class may choose to select one pamphlet to publish and distribute throughout your school.

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