Department of Psychology Chair, Dr. Amy Criss recently spent time across the globe at the University of Western Australia . Dr. Criss is a world-leading expert in the computational modelling of human memory whos research revolves around how we remember, why we forget, and how decisions from memory unfold over time. A key contribution of her research has been to use mathematical models to drive theorising and derive predictions from theoretical propositions about human memory.
While in Australia, Dr. Criss gave a talk that explained how the effects of retrieval on memory can be understood using carefully designed experiments, and showed that the accuracy of memory for an event declines as we repeatedly recall that event. She also discussed how theories of memory can be expressed as computational models, and how we can use computational models to understand how forgetting is caused by remembering.