Title

Maximum Recollected of Random Sequences in Humans, Utilizing a Microcontroller with Light and Sound Sequences

Presenter Information

Sonia Franz

Department

Chemistry

Major

Chemistry

Research Advisor

Gerald, Rex

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Abstract

Immediate memory recall is assessed through a two part test, sequences of lights and then sequences of lights and sound. Sound is added to each color of light to determine if it has an effect on the maximum sequence recalled. For the test population as a whole, the addition of sound to each color of light did not increase the maximum sequence of lights recalled. While audio cues do help long term retention, they do not appear to be ass affective for immediate memory recall. The average maximum sequence of light and of light and sound recalled was six, resulting in a 14% error. The experimental data supports the theory of 7 ± 2 as the maximum average sequence recalled.

Biography

Sonia Franz is senior at Missouri S&T majoring in Chemistry. She was able to perform this study in her physical chemistry laboratory.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

15 Apr 2015, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Maximum Recollected of Random Sequences in Humans, Utilizing a Microcontroller with Light and Sound Sequences

Upper Atrium/Hall

Immediate memory recall is assessed through a two part test, sequences of lights and then sequences of lights and sound. Sound is added to each color of light to determine if it has an effect on the maximum sequence recalled. For the test population as a whole, the addition of sound to each color of light did not increase the maximum sequence of lights recalled. While audio cues do help long term retention, they do not appear to be ass affective for immediate memory recall. The average maximum sequence of light and of light and sound recalled was six, resulting in a 14% error. The experimental data supports the theory of 7 ± 2 as the maximum average sequence recalled.