Assignment: Short-term Memory Capacity

Assignment: Short-term Memory Capacity

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Assignment: Short-term Memory Capacity

Step 1:

  1. Access the internet and go to the Simon Memory Game website at http://www.freegames.ws/games/kidsgames/simon/simon.htm (opens in a new window).
  2. Complete the Simon Memory Game and write down your score (your score indicates how many color steps you were able to remember at once before making a mistake).

Step 2:

Thoroughly discuss the following:

  1. How many color steps could you remember?  How does this compare with the capacity of short term memory (7 +/- 2 bits of information)?
  2. What strategies did you use during the game to remember the colors?
  3. How could you improve your memory of the colors?

Resources:

  1. Textbook chapter 6

Acceptable Length: 300-500 words (typed)

ESSAY GUIDELINES -:

Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered