Henry “Roddy” Roediger III

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

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An internationally recognized scholar of human memory function, Roediger’s research interests include such topics as how people can suffer memory illusions and false memories (remembering events differently from the way they happened or remembering events that never happened at all), implicit memory (when past events affect ongoing behavior without one’s awareness) and, most recently, applying cognitive psychology to improving learning in educational situations.

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How will we remember this holiday season?

How will we remember this holiday season?

How will this year’s celebrations be remembered? The answer will be “differently than normal” for some individuals, but collective memory for the pandemic itself is likely to fade quickly for most people.