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SciBar: Why finding your keys is a surprisingly hard problem

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Why finding your keys is a surprisingly hard problem: The development (and decline…) of attention, short-term memory, and search organisation in your lifespan.

Finding your keys is hard! It requires a sharp focus on small areas while ignoring a bombardment of visual information, you need to memorise where you’ve been to prevent looking there twice, and you need to search efficiently to not waste more time. In this talk, I’ll explain how your brain solves this amazing task.

Speaker: Dr. Edwin Dalmaijer, Postdoctoral Research Associate, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

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