April 2018

The Science of Remembering and Forgetting

Debbie Hannula
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

  • Friday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm
  • Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Science Bag is held in the UWM Physics Building, Room 137, located at 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. (the corner of Kenwood and N. Cramer St.).

If you are a regular Science Bag attendee, please note that the Friday evening sessions are now at 7:00 pm – one hour earlier than in previous years.

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Memory 04.2018

Memory is a critical component of our day to day behavior, but something we often take for granted. In this Science Bag performance, the presenter will take you on a guided tour of memory, as it is examined in the laboratory by scientists. Audience members will participate in demonstrations that reliably elicit memory distortions and failures, learn about individuals who have extraordinary memory abilities, and see how eye movements, the way in which we look at and evaluate visual materials, can provide important insights into what people have experienced in the past. Along the way you’ll learn about parts of the brain that make critical contributions to learning and memory, and how things change when these brain areas are damaged. Come join us as we unravel a fundamental mystery of the mind!

Friday evenings are for family fun with these interactive performances that connect science with your everyday life. The UWM Science Bag educates as it entertains. Each one-hour show is free and designed for the curious, ages 8 to 108. Topics change monthly. 2017 marks our 45th year of providing free, family-friendly science education to the Greater Milwaukee community.

Presentations are held in Room 137 of the Physics Building, at the corner of E. Kenwood Blvd. and N. Cramer St., UWM Campus.

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