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Saturday, September 16

10 AM to 4 PM


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Investigating the brain’s memory network
Human memory can be puzzling. Why do we remember some things and not others? Do we recall items listed first or last better than those in between?  How do our brains organize memories?   How accurate are our memories?

In working to answer questions such as these, researchers have theorized that our memories are organized in networks (see example below). As stored information is accessed, it is connected with related concepts to establish meaning. This study will focus on order a nd accuracy in memory through simple listening and recall activities. Modeled after the work of three distinguished psychologists*, the study aims to enhance understanding of our neural memory network.

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This study is a collaboration between the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the MBE Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington.

*Deese, J.  (1959).  On the prediction of the occurrence of particular verbal intrusions in immediate recall.  Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58, 17-22.

*Roediger, H., and McDermott, K.  (1995).  Creating false memories:  remembering words not presented in lists.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 21, 803-814.

Saturday, September 23

1:00 to 1:50 PM--Educational Accommodations for Kids with ASD

Learn about accommodations you can request for your child's IEP, and learn five strategies for working effectively with your child's IEP Team. In addition, pointers will be shared to help you create a learning environment that promotes student succeess. All audiences welcome - novice to intermediate.

2:00 to 3:00 PM--Parents' Voices: Perspectives on Raising Kids with ASD

You're not alone in your struggle to help your child with ASD. Knowing that will empower you to make changes and move forward. Hear the voices of parents and gain insight that will help you move your child forward.

Both workshops will be presented by Dr. Demetria Ennis-Cole, University of North Texas

Fun Fact

The OMNI sound system has 50 speakers, driven by 8 amplifiers that produce over 24,000 watts of sound through 6 channels and a giant sub-bass stack to give the audience that “you are there” feeling.

Bob callout - Innov

Charlie Noble callout

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