The first in a series of web videos drawn from my class: PSY 253, Human Memory.
A short overview of a basic idea from Attribute Theory for a class I teach on Human Memory at Vanderbilt University (PSY 253). For much more detail, see Michael Kahana's forthcoming textbook Foundations of Human Memory, from Oxford University Press. Using vectors and basic ideas from linear algebra to understand how memories are formed and manipulated by our mind.
Errata! Two notes of clarification for my students: (1) at some point I say "2 minus 6 is 4" but of course I mean -4, luckily since we square the -4 it turns out the same either way, and (2) at the end I say that m3 is equal to 5, but of course, I mean that the length, or norm, of m3 is equal to 5. It seems easier to add this note than to retake the whole video!
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