Finding Dory (2016)
1hr 36min
Movie Story Line
Dory, a regal blue tang fish from Disney's Finding Nemo, suffers from short-term memory loss, but is determined to find her long-lost parents.
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Teaching Idea #1

Atkinson-Shiffrin Model of Memory
Create a flow chart that describes how a person experiences the world and eventually encodes long-term memories. What are some of the criticisms of this original memory model? How has our understanding of memory changed with time? Be sure to include definitions for key words such as working memory, phonological loop, visual sketch pad.

Teaching Idea #2

Seven is the magic number when we talk about short-term memory storage. It is the amount of small bits of data our short-term memory can accurately hold before it is lost to other incoming sensory data. Design an experiment to see what type of rehearsing techniques (such as grouping or creating a mnemonic device)can help a person remember a maximum amount of information in their short-term memory.