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Live Science is an ongoing project in which scientists carry out research in the museum using visitors as volunteers. Take part and find out more about yourself. Nothing dangerous—just fun, interesting experiments.

Latest experiment: Memory change 

Did you know that there are different kinds of memory? Consciously remembering what we did yesterday (explicit memory) is different to the automatic type of memory that helps us remember how to ride a bicycle (implicit memory).

This project, a collaboration between Middlesex University, University College London and the University of Plymouth, aims to examine how these forms of memory change over our lifespan.

Come and help our Live Science researchers discover more about our memories over a lifespan.

Who can take part? 

Participants must be aged 12 years and over, fluent in English, with normal/corrected vision and no colour blindness. We especially need participants over 65 years.

Previous Experiment: is there a link between you and me?