Cognition Laboratory Experiments

John H. Krantz, Hanover College,

  • Whole Site
  • Attention
  • Working Memory
  • Long-Term Memory
  • Mental Imagery

Whole Site

Here is a small set of experiments designed for my cognitive psychology class.  There are many sets of cognitive psychology experiment available.  What is unique about these is the combination of their being web deliverable and that the parameters of the experiment can be adjusted by you.  I will add instructions pages when I get. 

If you have any suggestions for variables that you would like me to add to my experiment, please email me.  If I add your suggested variable, I will acknowledge you on the instruction page for the experiment.

Attentional Blink
Dual Task
Working Memory
Memory Span
Partial Report
Long-Term Memory
DRM False Memory
Mental Imagery
Mental Rotation

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Listed below are experiments that explore different features of attention.

Attentional Blink: Watch a string of letters and determine if targets have been presented. What happens to your ability to detect one stimulus right after detecting another stimulus.

Stroop Experiment: The classic Stroop task where the word and color of the word do not match. You have to try to name the color.

Working Memory

Listed below are experiments that explore different features of working memory.

Memory Span Experiment: A simple experiment that allows you to explore the limits of working memory with regard to semantic and relate materials.

Brown-Peterson Experiment: A replication of the classic experiment by Brown (1958) and Peterson and Peterson (1959).

Partial Report Experiment: A replication of the classic partial report paradigm created by George Sperling.

Long-Term Memory

Listed below are experiments that explore long-term memory.

DRM False Memory: an experiment that explors the Deese–Roediger–McDermott paradigm for creating false memories.

Mental Imagery

Listed below are experiments that explore mental imagery.

Mental Rotation: A replication of the classic mental rotation experiment by Cooper, Metzler, and Shepherd.