This project focused on how proactive interference affects the short-term memory of people based on their age. The goal was to find the prime age for learning information and storing it in one's memory. Seven people from ages fifteen to forty were tested individually, using a set color pattern, in order to see how well each individual could remember the different color patterns as difficulty of the pattern increased. The obtained data was fitted by the polynomial regression. The “fitted” curve shows that as age increases, the individual's performance in memorizing the more difficult patterns decreases. Also, the peaked level of memory performance was found to be 24 for our experimental data.
"The Effects of Age on Short-Term Memory Loss due to Proactive Interference,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
1, Article 2.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-36188.8.131.52 Available at: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol4/iss1/2
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Andrei Chugunov, Fortis College: Medical Sciences
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