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Project title Memory "chunking"!Science project video
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Why is it that some people have better memory than others? There are a number of factors that can influence memory, and sometimes people are better at remembering certain types of information, while they have a more difficult time remembering information of another nature. An example of this is that some people are very good at remembering faces but have trouble remembering numbers. Whether a person has a very good memory or a bad one, the ultimate factor for determining memory lies in how the brain processes information. One way of processing information is referred to as "chunking". In this science experiment, you will test the effects of chunking on memory. 

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Pre experiment Prepare the two poster boards as described in the "background" section. You can use the same symbols or you can choose your own letter and number sequences. The first poster board should show the random symbols; the second poster board will show the symbols "chunked." Conducting the Experiment *Test one participant at a time. *Present the first poster board to the participant. *Advise the participant that he or she has 30 seconds to memorize the symbols. *When the 30 seconds are over, remove the poster board from view. *Ask the participant to repeat back to you, as .....
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