Lifespan Speaker Series – What is Prospective Memory?

Why do we forget to do things in the future like pick up milk, feed our pet or return our homework? Dr. Caitlin Mahy’s research looks at how people’s ability to remember to do things changes across the lifespan. 

  • What is prospective memory?
  • How does prospective memory develop in children and change as we get older?
  • What are some strategies for improving prospective memory at different ages?

This webinar hosted on November 24, 2020 explored these questions by discussing research being conducted by Brock University’s Dr. Caitlin Mahy.

Please note that this webinar does not recommend any specific resource and/or treatment options, nor is it intended to provide individual advice. Individuals should consult with their healthcare team/treatment provider for all healthcare recommendations and decisions.

We would like to acknowledge the support from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Office of Research Services, which helped to make this event possible.

Watch the recording of the webinar here:


Dr. Caitlin Mahy, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Brock University

This event has ended, but a recording of the webinar is available online

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