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Adaptive Memory Lab

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Welcome to the Adaptive Memory Lab

For updated information please visit out new website at: https://sites.google.com/view/adaptive-memory-lab/home

Human memory evolved subject to the constraints of nature's criterion-differential survival and reproduction. Consequently, our capacity to remember and forget is likely tuned to solving fitness-based problems, particularly those prominent in the ancestral environments in which memory evolved.

Do the operating characteristics of memory continue to bear the footprint of nature's criterion? This is ultimately an empirical question, and our laboratory has been conducting experiments exploring evolutionary constraints on remembering and forgetting. For further information on our research program, including copies of our published work, please explore the links listed above.

Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street,
West Lafayette, IN.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (BSC-1532345 & 0843165).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.