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Memory Lab The purpose of the memory lab was to determine which environments are most suitable for memory retention The participants of this experiment were the students enrolled in our GSC 101 physical science class Ages ranged from 18years of age to possibly 50 Of these participants we had a wide range of educational majors ethnical background and genders All participants were required to submit a list of thirty common words to be used in the experiment The testing procedures started at approximately 800 pm every Tuesday night in class At this time the teacher would hand each student a list of thirty words face down on the desk from the lists required of each student Each participant was given two minutes to study the list followed by a one-minute intermission After the intermission each student was given as much time as needed to recall and write down the word list of that particular night However each participant was required to stop after they could no longer recall the words easily The variables in our memory experiment were repetitions time colors smells and sounds Our first variable was repetition In this part of the experiment each participant was given a list of thirty words with two minutes to study and a one-minute intermission This lab was repeated four times with the same list of words each attempt with the same constants study time intermission time and word list The purpose of this lab was to record the effects of accuracy produced by repetitions The second variable was time Using the same list of words from the previous week repetition lab the participants were required to recall the list of words without studying them to record the effects of lapse time This same procedure was used the following week Again requiring the participants to recall the list without seeing it first The effects of color was our next variable This was achieved by printing three different
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