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The following activity is great to with high school psychology students! It can be completed in class if you have computer access or assigned for homework. Enjoy.
The information below is taken directly from the website.
FACE MEMORY TEST: Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/tmt/
Take a break in between sessions:
Cut and paste your recognition score and temporal memory score.
I completed the test answering quickly and not accurately. Here is the feedback:
Face Memory Test Results
( if you saw it )
This is a measure of your ability to remember the photos you’ve seen, regardless of the part in which you saw them. From all 24 photos shown in Parts 1 & 2, you recognised: 1 photo(s).
Temporal memory score
( when you saw it )
This is a measure of how often you recognised a photo and matched it to the correct part, instead of just remembering which ones you’d seen. From all the photos you recognised, you matched: 0 photo(s) to the correct part.
Sleep scientists say that:
- recognition memory for faces is unaffected by sleep loss. A person who has not slept for as much as 35 hours can perform as well as someone who is not sleep deprived.
- the area of the brain that controls temporal memory can be affected by prolonged sleep loss and/or ageing. So a healthy 65 year old who sleeps normally would be able to perform this test similarly to a 20 year old who has gone without sleep for 36 hours.
These photos were in part 1:
These photos were in Part 2:
These photos were in neither section:
|In the section above you made 1 “false positive(s)”. That is, thinking you remembered seeing the photo when you hadn’t seen it before. Average false positive score is 1-3.
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