Beschreibung: Why can people only remember a limited amount of information at any given time? One proposal is that storing information in long-term-memory depletes a limited cognitive resource that in turn *recovers gradually over time*. Evidence for this assumption comes from a recent discovery of ?sequential study effects?, namely, that people are more likely to remember words, if during study these words were preceded by information that is easier to process. For example, memory for one word is better, if the preceding words during study are of higher normative frequency (Popov & Reder, 2020), or if people were instructed to forget rather than remember them (Popov, Marevic, Rummel & Reder, 2019). However, all of these findings are an indirect evidence for resource depletion and recovery, since these are inferred based on a subsequent memory test. In this project, we want to use pupil dilation during study as a measure of cognitive load to investigate the time course of resource depletion and recovery during memory encoding.
Kontakt: Dr. Ven Popov, E-Mail