The tip-of-the-tongue experience (TOT) is characterized by being able to retrieve quite a lot of information about the target word without being able to retrieve the word itself. You know the meaning of the word. You may know how many syllables the word...
What is a tip-of-the-tongue experience?
I don't often talk about eyewitness testimony, but it's not because of the lack of research. It's a big field, with a lot of research done. When I say I don't follow it because I regard the main finding as a done deal - eyewitness testimony is useless - that's not meant to denigrate the work...
What do we mean by word-finding problems?
Here are some examples:
I'd like to dwell a little on the comment I made in my recent brief post, regarding the balance between your awareness of the fallibility of human memory and your belief in your own abilities. Some examples should help clarify what I mean.
Let's think of that all-too-common scenario,...
A fascinating article recently appeared in the Guardian, about a woman who found a way to overcome a very particular type of learning disability and has apparently helped a great many children since.
As a child, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young had a brilliant, almost photographic, memory for...
Research on About Memory
- Alzheimer's & other dementias
- Attention problems
- False memories
- Learning difficulties