Computer Use and Its Effect on the Memory Process in Young and Adults
Volume 12, Issue 1 (2013), pp. 1–11
Paula Mariza Zedu ALLIPRANDINI Sandra Luzia Wrobel STRAUB Elisangela BRUGNERA Tânia Pitombo de OLIVEIRA Isabela Augusta Andrade SOUZA
Pub. online: 15 April 2013 Type: Article
15 April 2013
15 April 2013
This work investigates the effect of computer use in the memory process in young and adults under the Perceptual and Memory experimental conditions. The memory condition involved the phases acquisition of information and recovery, on time intervals (2 min, 24 hours and 1 week) on situations of pre and post-test (before and after the participants took part on a Basic Computing course), in which the participants studied the map of Brazil during 7 minutes and the estimates of different areas of Brazilian states were performed according to the magnitude estimation method, without the presence of the map. On the Perceptual condition, the estimates were made in the presence of the Brazilian map. The study made possible to verify that the use of a computer, as a new activity enables a differentiation on the memory process in relation to the different experimental conditions proposed and to the time intervals used between acquisition, processing and information recovery, showing that the use of a computer as a pedagogical tool may promote the improvement of the memory process in academic activities.