MEMORY LAB @ Science Gallery
MEMORY LAB is the latest in the LAB IN THE GALLERY series at Dublin’s Science Gallery where you can explore the fascinating subject of memory and contribute research to the the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience.
The MEMORY LAB masterminds have devised 11 experiments to explore various types and aspects of human memory. Some are computer-based and some are conducted by the lovely Science Gallery team but nothing scary I promise! You choose as few or as many as you wish to take part in and all data collected is done so anonymously and with your written consent.
The “Two Second Memory” test explores your “visual iconic memory” by presenting you with a series of faces and names and then asking you to pair the faces with the first initial of the person’s name. Those of us who like to think we are great multi-taskers will get a kick out of “Information Overload” where you try to complete a pen and paper task while repeating back numbers being read to you – not as easy as it sounds, trust me!
It’s a fascinating and fun way to spend an hour or few and as usual with Science Gallery events it’s drawing people of all ages.
MEMORY LAB runs from March 11th to April 8th with a number of special events happening throughout the month. It opens from Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free. Find out all about it at sciencegallery.com/memorylab.