Distributed Memory

‘Foraging for Memories’ Pilot Study

We’re currently developing a method for carrying out experiments that gives participants the opportunity to manipulate and restructure their ‘remembering environment’.

Here is some eyetracker video from our pilot study examining how people ‘forage’ through a retrieval environment in search of items from a shopping list. It has been edited to show highlights including ways in which participants rearrange the items (cards with pictures of food items) in an effort to help them retrieve all of the items on the list.

 

A Nice Overview of a Distributed Cognition Approach to Memory

Professor John Sutton of Macquarie University provides the following great lecture looking at memory as test case for distributed cognition here. This is exactly the kind of approach that we are motivated by in our lab.