KEISUKE FUKUDA, Psychology Department, University of Toronto at Mississauga
Title: Why can't we remember everything we see? The role of visual working memory in visual long-term memory encoding and anelectrophysiological approach to aid human learning.Ebbinghaus Empire Series 2016-2017
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Abstract: We are continuously bombarded with flooding amount of visual information,and our life hinges on our ability to remember such information so that wecan use it later in time to guide our behavior (e.g., find your car at theparking lot). Although studies have shown that our visual long-term memory(VLTM) is capable of storing a virtually infinite amount of information, ourability to encode it into and retrieve it from VLTM at a given time issubject to additional cognitive limitations. In my talk, I will firstdiscuss the limitation that visual working memory (VWM) poses in limitingaccess into and from VLTM. Then, I will introduce a novel approach toutilize human EEG signals to monitor the quality of VLTM encoding inreal-time, and discuss some of the findings with regard to the extent ofvoluntary control we have over the quality of VLTM encoding.For further information please contact Amy Finn (email@example.com).
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