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Varieties of A Superior Memory: The Study of People Who Deliberately Memorize

Varieties of A Superior Memory: The Study of People Who Deliberately Memorize

Henry L. Roediger

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis

Date: September 12, 2016

Overview

Over the past century, psychologists have shown only scattered interest in mnemonic devices, often referring to them as “tricks”, with no serious attention to understanding learning and memory. That situation is beginning to change. Roediger’s talk will provide a quick history of interest in mnemonics and then turn to modern research.