Thursday, March 21, 2013
Today is...Memory Day
Today is Memory Day. What is your favorite memory of ONU?
Short-term memory, the recall of information for a period of several seconds to a minute without rehearsal, has a limited capacity. According to George A. Miller at a study at Bell Laboratories, it was shown that the short-term memory storage was 7 +/- 2 items.
Long-term memory can store large quantities of information for a potentially unlimited duration. The capacity for long-term memory is immeasurable.
In 2007, German researchers found they could use odor to re-activate new memories in people while they slept, causing volunteers to remember things better.
Though it is a generally held idea that goldfish have a three second memory, they can actually be trained. Dr. Phil Gee of the University of Plymouth trained goldfish to push levers. The levers only gave food for an hour of the day and the goldfish knew when to push the levers and remembered where they were.