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September 20th 2011:Memory and Memories

Professor Steve Joordens is a psychologist who specializes in research in memory and consciousness. He explains what ‘cognitive’ and ‘cognition’ mean, and how these relate to memory and memories. He describes how he researches memory and some of the advances he has made, along with his PhD student, Dwayne Paré. He explains how memory works, how the brain stores memories and how it retrieves them. He talks about what happens when we forget something, and how we can use knowledge of how memory works to help us make the best of it. He talks about how aging affects the way the brain stores and rec

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Steve Joordens

Professor Steve Joordens is a cognitive psychologist who specializes in research in memory and consciousness. A faculty member at the University of Toronto Scarborough since 1995, he’s taught a wide range of courses including Memory and Cognition, Statistics and, most recently, the Introduction to Psychology class. He won the Premier’s Research Excellence Award in 2001 for his research on memory and, with his PhD student Dwayne Pare, won the National Technology Innovation Award in 2009 for the development and research of peerScholar, an online tool to support the development of critical thinking skills. He has also won a number of teaching awards including the President’s Teaching Award, the
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