Event Title

Concussions and Retrieval from Semantic Memory

Presenter Information

Shanna Grant, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 1:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

The present study investigates the role of attentional control in retrieval from semantic memory, specifically general knowledge and the Moses Illusion, a measure involving semantic illusions. Previous research has shown that attentional control is involved in encoding and retrieval of information; thus, it is possible that those with decreased attentional control will have deficits in general knowledge stores and a decreased ability to detect errors in the Moses Illusion task when compared to those with high functioning attentional control. Over a course of two sessions, participants completed measures of the alerting, orienting, and executive aspects of attention, as well as measures of semantic memory and selective attention. This study is part of a larger study aimed at testing individuals with concussions in order to examine the role of attentional control in the cognitive symptoms following a concussion.

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

933

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Apr 30th, 11:00 AM Apr 30th, 1:55 PM

Concussions and Retrieval from Semantic Memory

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

The present study investigates the role of attentional control in retrieval from semantic memory, specifically general knowledge and the Moses Illusion, a measure involving semantic illusions. Previous research has shown that attentional control is involved in encoding and retrieval of information; thus, it is possible that those with decreased attentional control will have deficits in general knowledge stores and a decreased ability to detect errors in the Moses Illusion task when compared to those with high functioning attentional control. Over a course of two sessions, participants completed measures of the alerting, orienting, and executive aspects of attention, as well as measures of semantic memory and selective attention. This study is part of a larger study aimed at testing individuals with concussions in order to examine the role of attentional control in the cognitive symptoms following a concussion.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/179