Title

The Effect of Sound Sequence Length on Short Term Memory Retention

Presenter Information

Thomas Gremminger

Department

Chemistry

Major

Chemistry

Research Advisor

Gerald, Rex

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Abstract

Humans have trying to unlock the mysteries of the brain for thousands of years. One aspect of the brain, memory, is a very hot research topic. According to current research there are three types of memory, short term memory, long term memory, and working memory. This experiment attempts to examine the effect of increasing auditory sequence length on short term memory retention.

To do this a sound sequence was played of long and short beeps. This sound sequence varied from one to nine beeps. A participant was tasked with remembered and repeating the correct sequence of beeps. Results showed that as sound sequence length increased the number of successful remembrances stayed steady from 1-5 beeps then decreased from 5-8 beeps with a small increase at nine beeps. Results also showed that the average amount of auditory objects that could be remembered was 6 ± 1 objects.

Biography

Thomas Gremminger is a third year Chemistry student at Missouri S&T. Thomas would like to go into the food science field after he receives his chemistry degree. In his spare time Thomas works for the L.E.A.D program as a Chemistry and Physics Peer Learning Assistant.

Research Category

Social 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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The Effect of Sound Sequence Length on Short Term Memory Retention

Upper Atrium/Hall

Humans have trying to unlock the mysteries of the brain for thousands of years. One aspect of the brain, memory, is a very hot research topic. According to current research there are three types of memory, short term memory, long term memory, and working memory. This experiment attempts to examine the effect of increasing auditory sequence length on short term memory retention.

To do this a sound sequence was played of long and short beeps. This sound sequence varied from one to nine beeps. A participant was tasked with remembered and repeating the correct sequence of beeps. Results showed that as sound sequence length increased the number of successful remembrances stayed steady from 1-5 beeps then decreased from 5-8 beeps with a small increase at nine beeps. Results also showed that the average amount of auditory objects that could be remembered was 6 ± 1 objects.