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March 20th 2012:Walking through doorways--how forgetting works normally

Dr Gabriel Radvansky is an author of “Walking through doorways - how forgetting works normally”, a title which he explains. He’s Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, IN. He describes the questions his research would answer and the answers he got. He explains his conclusions about the ways forgetting normally works. He says why the brain normally forgets things and explains why this forgetting is not only normal, but also useful. He says young and older adults forget in the same way and that older adults’ memory function may be as good as that of young adults. He

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Gabriel Radvansky

Dr Gabriel Radvansky is an author of the recent research report, “Walking through doorways----how forgetting works normally”. He’s Professor, in the Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where he has been on the faculty since 1993. He received his PhD in 1992 from Michigan State University. He has over 50 publications in various scientific journals and books. He was an associate editor at the journal ‘Memory & Cognition’, and is currently an associate editor at the ‘Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology’. His research largely focuses on memory and comprehension, with an emphasis on event cognition and aging.
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