ABSTRACT

Research on applied memory is one of the most active, interesting and vibrant areas in experimental psychology today. This book provides descriptions of cutting-edge research and applies them to three key areas of contemporary investigation: education, the law and neuroscience.

In the area of education, findings from the study of memory are described which could have a major impact on testing practice, revision techniques for examinations and teaching basic literacy and numeracy. In applications to the law, recent findings shed new light on the dynamics of child abuse investigations, the status of traumatic memories recovered after long delays and a further challenge for the eyewitness: change blindness. Finally, in neuroscience, contributions cover the frightening question of whether patients can remember incidents during surgical operations under anaesthetic, the unexpected impact of handedness and rapid eye movements on memory proficiency and the status of déjà vu: mystical experience or memory error?

These accounts of recent research on applied memory have been written by leading experts in the field from both Europe and America, with the non-specialist in mind. They will interest students who wish to extend their reading beyond core material in cognitive psychology, graduates on more specialised courses in education, forensics and neuropsychology, and all those who wish to enrich their knowledge of the contemporary frontiers of applied memory research.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

ByGRAHAM M. DAVIES, DANIEL B. WRIGHT

part |4 pages

Applications to education

chapter 1|37 pages

Benefits of testing memory: Best practices and boundary conditions

ByHENRY L. ROEDIGER, III, POOJA K. AGARWAL, SEAN H. K. KANG AND ELIZABETH J. MARSH

chapter 2|22 pages

Retrieval-induced forgetting: The unintended consequences of unintended forgetting

ByMALCOLM D. MACLEOD, JO SAUNDERS, LAURA CHALMERS

chapter 3|25 pages

More than just a memory: The nature and validity of working memory in educational settings

ByDARREN S. LEVIN, S. KENNETH THURMAN AND MARISSA H. KIEPERT

part |4 pages

Applications to law

chapter 4|18 pages

Mechanisms underlying recovered memories

ByELKE GERAERTS, LINSEY RAYMAEKERS, HARALD MERCKELBACH

chapter 5|23 pages

Factors affecting the reliability of children’s forensic reports

ByKAMALA LONDON, SARAH KULKOFSKY

chapter 6|19 pages

Change blindness and eyewitness testimony

ByCARA LANEY, ELIZABETH F. LOFTUS

part |4 pages

Applications to neuroscience

chapter 7|20 pages

Implicit memory, anesthesia and sedation

ByMICHAEL WANG

chapter 8|21 pages

Episodic memory and interhemispheric interaction: Handedness and eye movements

BySTEPHEN D. CHRISTMAN, RUTH E. PROPPER

chapter 9|31 pages

Déjà vu: Insights from the dreamy state and the neuropsychology of memory

ByCHRIS J. A. MOULIN AND PATRICK CHAUVEL