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Colloquium: Accessing groups in working memory

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Today's date is Friday, February 26, 2021
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Theories of working memory (particularly serial recall) have assumed that people structure information in a hierarchical fashion. Iíll discuss some recent research asking how people access this hierarchically structured information. Evidence from experiments manipulating the grouping of information in memory paradigms such as free recall, serial recall, and probed recall suggests that the grouping structure places fundamental constraints on how people access information: coarse-level information is recalled before fine-grained information, and there are time costs associated with transitions between groups.

Simon Farrell obtained his BSc and PhD from UWA, in 1997 and 2002 respectively. Simon completed two year postdoc at Northwestern University in Chicago working with models of response time, before spending 10 years at the University of Bristol in the UK researching memory and decision-making. In 2013 Simon was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship, and returned to UWA to take up this position in March 2014.
Speaker(s) Dr Simon Farrell
Location The University of Western Australia, Simmonds Lecture Theatre, G01, General Purpose Building 3
Contact Simon Farrell <[email protected]> : 64883243
Start Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:00
End Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00
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Last Updated Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:07
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