Working memory across the adult lifespan

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Three teams of researchers, working together to test three theories about how memory changes as we age

Colleagues in Psychology are delighted to bring you this short animated video, outlining their major research project Working Memory Across the Adult Lifespan: An Adversarial Approach. The research project brings together three separate teams, each with their own ideas about how our memories work.

The idea is to allow the teams to design experiments together to help tangle out which theory works best – or even come up with a totally new theory. This is an unusual approach in modern psychology, where teams with different ideas will often work in isolation from one another.

The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Working Memory Across the Adult Lifespan

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