Did You Know...?
Read each true/false statement and test your answers by placing your cursor over the question mark.
|Memory storage is never automatic; it always takes effort.|
|When people go around a circle saying their names, their poorest memories are for what was said by the person just before them.|
|Memory aids (for example, those that use imagery and devices for organization) are no more useful than simple rehearsal of information.|
|Only a few people have any type of photographic memory.|
|Although our capacity for storing information is large, we are still limited in the number of permanent memories we can form.|
|Our experiences are etched on our brain, just as the grooves on a tape receive and retain recorded messages.|
|When people learn something while intoxicated, they recall it best when they are again intoxicated.|
|The hour before sleep is a good time to commit information to memory.|
|How confident eyewitnesses are about what they saw is an important predictor of their accuracy.|
|Children typically will repress any memory of having seen one of their parents being murdered.|