Psychology

Human cognitive neuroscience seminar

Speaker: Sarah E MacPherson (University of Edinburgh)

Title: Collaborative learning in healthy aging: does learning partner type matter?

Abstract: Learning and memory abilities decline with age; however collaborative learning with a familiar partner has been found to improve older adults’ performance on memory tasks and reduce age-related differences. It is less clear whether collaborating with a familiar partner is more beneficial to learning with a stranger or whether interacting with a computer can support older adults’ learning. This talk will discuss some of our recent work examining the role of collaborator identity on collaborative learning, and to investigate whether collaborative learning is as efficient and accurate with a range of learning partners.

Contact

The seminars are organised by the Human Cognitive Neuroscience research group. For further information, or if you would like to join the e-mail list for these seminars, please email Ed Silson.

Ed Silson

Human cognitive neuroscience

Nov 29 2023 -

Human cognitive neuroscience seminar

2023-11-29: Collaborative learning in healthy aging: does learning partner type matter?

Room S38, Psychology Building, 7 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ