Memory errors are common and they become more common as we get older, but as Dr. Alan Castel (UCLA) discusses in this video, memory errors can be used as opportunities for learning.  He also discusses how distractions can be particularly disruptive to memory functioning, especially in older adults, and how such distractions can be reduced. Watch this video to find out for more!

About the Author

Alan Castel is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on the psychology of aging, how cognition changes with age, and the degree to which people are aware of their own memory ability.

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