In the Human Learning and Memory Lab, we study the following topics, using both experiments with human participants and computer simulations of human thought processes, with the goals of promoting theoretical understanding of these processes and applying our research in such fields as education and the law:

  • False memory: Mistakenly remembering something that did not happen, or that did happen, but not as remembered.
  • Forgetting: Intentional forgetting (when we want to forget) and unintentional forgetting (when we don't want to forget).
  • Metamemory: Insight into the workings and contents of one's own memory, such as judging how well one has learned particular information.
  • Memory enhancement techniques: Introducing "desirable difficulties" into the learning process, which makes learning more difficult in the short run, but improves memory in the long run.

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The University of Oklahoma
Human Learning and Memory Lab
Department of Psychology, 455 W. Lindsey, Room 705, Norman, OK 73019
Phone 405.325.2599 | Fax 405.325.4737 |

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