Memory, Metacognition, and Learning

Speaker: Benjamin Storm, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Thursday, May 9th, 2019


Location: PSB 240, UCSC


My research focuses broadly on human memory with a special focus on the causes and consequences of forgetting.  Forgetting may seem like a failure of memory, but in many instances, forgetting reflects the natural consequence of a healthy and adaptively functioning memory system, one that allows us to resolve competition during retrieval, overcome fixation in thinking and problem solving, update autobiographical memory, and facilitate new learning.  In this talk, I will give a brief overview of my research and discuss some of the ways in which research on memory and metacognition can give insight into how people learn and the conditions under which learning can be enhanced.

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