Memory and Movies

July 26, 2012

By Angelina Gomez ’14

My parents recently went on a vacation to Hawaii. While talking to my mom about the trip, I heard about the colors of the flowers they saw on a hike, how she felt about taking time off work, how she had arranged for someone to take care of their cat while they were away, the flavors of the fish they ate and more. My dad’s report of the week: “We hiked. We swam at bit. The hotel was nice. It was fun!”

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.

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.

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees

Ph.D., Duke University (1997)
M.A., Duke University (1993)
B.A., Haverford College (1990)