Short term and long term memory experiment
I would like to create an experiment which would check short term and the long term memory. Unfortunately I have some problems with its technical aspects. Might anyone can show me the an appropriate scheme of this kind of experiment. I would be really grateful for all help! Here there is a general describion of this project:
1. We show the list consisting the words which sound similarly but their meaning is completely different. Of course the goal is to remember as much words as you can.
-Now we need to check how many words you have memorized. You have to write down all the words you remember.
2. We show another list of words. This one includes the words which are the synonyms.
-Same thing. Write down the words you remember.
3. We show the last list of words. This one has some casual words which have nothing in common. It is not really related to anything we want to check. This third list is supposed to be a kind of the distractor.
- Same thing. Write down the words you remember.
We have to wait some time before the second part of the experiment. I think around 10 minutes. We can fulfil this free time in some way. I guess the best idea is to put the link to some youtube video. It will be another significant distractor. People will watch some neutral film (for instance about the animals) and then after watching it they will be supposed to start another part of the experiment.
It is almost an exact copy of the first part. It just doesn’t include the third list any more.
1. First list
2. Second list