Just the Facts, Ma’am

By Emily Gold Boutilier

Angelina Gomez’s summer research was part of a larger effort by Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew Schulkind to study gender differences in memory.

"No, I Am Your Father"

Are men more likely than women to accurately recall movie lines? As part of a psychology professor’s research into this question, Angelina Gomez ’14 has scrutinized exactly 635 quotes that Amherst students think they know by heart.

Professor Barry O’Connell on Remembering, Discussing, Teaching and (Not) Understanding 9/11

Discover: Music, Melody, and the Strange Pull They Exert Over Our Minds

An interview with Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew Schulkind was featured in Discover's Brain 2009 issue. The cognitive psychologist discussed his interesting research on music and memory, and revealed how listening to music may help dementia patients recover lost memories.

Those Tunes in Your Head? Not as Many as You Think

imageBy Peter Rooney

If you’ve ever marveled at being able to recognize a song after hearing just a snatch of it, don’t get too proud of your towering intellect. According to Matthew Schulkind, associate professor of psychology, we don’t actually remember songs from our past as well as we think we do.