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Jason R. Finley

Jason R. Finley

St. Louis, MO

Fontbonne University

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Published on May 10, 2017

Jason on TV talking about memory & technology!

Jason on TV talking about memory & technology!Jason was interviewed on FOX 2 St. Louis TV April 11th 2017!Our goal is to finish the paper on this research in June 2017!See also: https://www.fon...

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Published on Apr 10, 2017

Preserving Memories: In Emails To A Toddler, A Window Into Her Parents' Love

Wonderful story from NPR's All Tech Considered show, about how external memory can help us preserve the fleeting fabrics of life that would otherwise be lost to time.http://www.npr.org/sections/al....

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Published on Sep 17, 2016

Memory in the smartphone age: your mobile may be changing the way you remember.

News article in which I was interviewed about our research!  Great write-up by Mr. Biegler in Australia; we had a really interesting conversation.  Thanks to Farah Naaz and Francine Goh.http://www....

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Published on Jun 17, 2016

Ongoing data analysis!

Here’s a fun photo documenting my work of recent weeks, organizing and making sense of over 100 variables (i.e., questions we asked in our survey).  Using a combination of high-tech...

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Published on Feb 18, 2016

"OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?"

A short piece by Zhai Yun Tan for NPR, with a few links to research. Questions about reliance on search engines.http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016...Thanks to our friend Dr. Pooja ...

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Published on Feb 03, 2016

"The internet is eating your memory, but something better is taking its place" Saima Noreen

http://theconversation.com/the-internet-is-eating-your-memory-but-something-better-is-taking-its-place-47590Thoughtful piece by Dr. Saima Noreen, lecturer in psychology at Goldsmiths University of ...

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Published on Sep 03, 2014

Emotions & External Memory

Emotions & External MemoryDear Supporters,Weare in the process of finalizing our first survey study. We want to make surethat the survey would give us enough leads to continue this line of rese...

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Published on May 01, 2014

Augmented memory online

Augmented memory online: Working memory, chunking and tabs — what interaction design can learn from psychology

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Published on Feb 27, 2014

Digital Cameras Are Messing With Your Memory

Digital Cameras Are Messing With Your Memoryby Eric Jaffe for Fast Company, Dec 2013

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Published on Feb 17, 2014

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Published on Feb 05, 2014

Thoughts on creativity

Jan 4, 2014 4:04:48 PMJason R. Finley: also: experiment idea note: is CREATIVITY better facilitated by internal vs. external memory?Farah Naaz: Why do you think creativity would be related to exte...

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Thanks Cindy! I definitely brought out my best socks for this.
May 11, 2017
How Does Technology Affect Our Memory?
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Cheap and voluminous capture abilities have no doubt changed how we experience events. But I think we're in a temporary phase of history here. Cameras requiring manual control (and thus our attention) will be replaced by devices that can function automatically, putting us back close in touch with direct experience. But will we go back to using memory the same way we did before everyone had digital cameras?
Feb 27, 2014
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Andy thank you so much for your insightful and stimulating comments! (We're asking the Experiment.com staff to work on the line break issue.) I think you've very eloquently expressed how creative endeavors require synergy of external and internal resources. I think there's a similar interplay between what we in memory research call Working Memory (present awareness) and Long-Term Memory. Working Memory can hold and manipulate a handful symbolic representations at a time, which can be expanded with more detail by extracting information from Long-Term Memory and/or the external environment.
Feb 24, 2014
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