Dr. Stuart Zola has had a continuing and extremely productive career and successful research program investigating the neurological foundation of memory and memory impairment. His work has been at the cutting edge of efforts to understand how memory is organized in the brain, and he has made increasingly important contributions to understanding memory functions and memory impairment. Dr. Zola is internationally known and respected for his many roles in leadership, including Director of the Graduate Neuroscience Program at the University of California, San Diego, Director of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, Co-Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory, Senior Research Career Scientist and Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He is a sought-after speaker and Master of Ceremonies, artfully combining his natural sense of humor and social acumen, his working knowledge of science, and his favorite hobby, sleight-of-hand magic.
· Participants will learn to distinguish between two memory systems in the brain and how each contributes to different kinds of memory.
· Participants will understand the distinction between short-term memory and long-term memory and what the capacity is for each kind.
· Participants will understand the correlation between confidence of memory and accuracy of memory.