As a part of the Teaching and Learning Center’s Student Success Series, over 150 students gathered in the auditorium to take part in a workshop on ways to better encode, store, and retrieve information. The fun-filled event began with TLC Melissa Jones introducing the guest speaker, Dr. George Lunsford from the Psychology Department. Dr. Lunsford led the students through a brief overview of how the memory works and then asked for student volunteers to test out the theories. Within a short of amount of time, students were able to recall names through spatial cues, remember complex lists through songs, and explain textbook readings though word associations. The event concluded with final thoughts on how the students could apply these methods to both their academic studies and their professional careers.

 ©Summary authored by Professor Melissa Jones, English Department

Memory Lecture Oct. 2014