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Learning Ability VS. Age

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Asifa Mohal

on 22 February 2016

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Transcript of Learning Ability VS. Age

Learning Ability VS. Age
Thesis
Is the quality of brain cells the
only factor in learning a new
skill or memorizing
something?
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
-Henry Ford

Why do we test our memory?
Avoid diseases
Types of Memories
Factors that affect our memory
Age
Depression
Chemical exposure
Diet
Genetics

Age
Reduction of brain activity
Brain cells die
Depression
Serotonin
Low serotonin causes the formation of dopamine
Chemical Exposure
Brain receptors
Alcohols
Drugs
Diet
Balanced diet
Fats
Proteins (dieting) polymers of AA
Genetics
Brain chemistry
Alzheimers Disease
Low brain chemicals
Catherine de Lange's work
Age is no excuse
Children use implicit memory
Adults use explicit memory
Sara Ferman
scientist
experiment
new language
adults were successful
Materials
2 pieces of paper that were
taped together and covered
with 5 pictures, 5 words, and
5 numbers. On the back
was a list of 7 words.

Data Log Book

Independent: Age of the subjects

Dependent: How many words, numbers, and pictures are remembered

Constants: Images, words, and numbers
shown to each person individually
Variables
Procedure
1.Subject has 30 seconds to remember as many words, pictures, and numbers on the paper shown to them as possible.
2. Immediately after the 30 seconds have the subject repeat as many things as they can remember. Record number correct in Data Log book.
3.Give the subject the following 7 words to remember for 30 minutes, verbally. MUST BE OF THEIR OWN ABILITY.
Pomegranate, Sky, Shoe, Uranus, Pen, Horse, Green
4. After 30 minutes have subject repeat the 7 words given and record amount correct into Data Log
Book.
List of correct answers below, 5 each

Pictures
- vase, cat, girl, house, glass
Words
- Hello, Orange, Scarf, Fly, Ear
Numbers
- 38, 789, 102, 18, 22
Looking at the data it seems that
age seems to have the most effect
in short term of words and numbers
along with long term. However other
variables may be included in this
data such as history with drugs and
head trauma.
Conclusion
From the data that I have collected and
the research that I have developed it
seems that age is a leading factor of
memory loss and retained data within the
human mind.
However I do still believe that there are
other variables other than age that affects
the long and short term memory.
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