How much do you trust your memory, and are you sure that what you remember really happened? According to the folks at Radiolab, every time we remember something, we alter the memory slightly. Put another way, the more we remember something, the less accurate the memory becomes!
In this lesson, students will explore the fidelity of a memory as a function of the number of remembrances. After constructing models of their own, they’ll compare a few linear and exponential models, and will explore implications of memory deterioration. Think you can trust your memory? Think again.