Oct 072008

Note: This is for the 2008 fall session, so almost none of this applies today. I have taken the actual lecture recordings down.

Study Group on Wednesday at 1 in front of the Porter’s Desk at Hart House. Leave a comment saying you’re interested with a real email address and I’ll send you a reminder email with more information. We’ll do a quick review and then try to answer some potential questions.

This is for my classmates in PSY260 Learning and Plasticity with J. Vervaeke for 2008 fall session. These are quite low in volume, so you might want to use the new VLC player which has sound boosting past 100% built in. A fellow classmate was kind enough to upload lecture 1-3 & 5 to uthub.com as well.

TIP: You can get through these lectures a lot faster if you listen to them sped up. Start with a high speed, like 2 times and listen for a couple of seconds, then turn it down to somine like 1.5 times normal, and 1.5 times will be easier to understand than if you’d gone to 1.5 right off the bat. If you work your way up to 2 times, you can listen to a 3 hour lecture in 1.5 hours. Remember to pay attention! Learning is not a passive activity!

Windows Media Player 9 and above(comes with Windows, or can be downloaded for free) allows you to speed up audio without changing the pitch (so the voices don’t get really high). You can also use Quicktime Pro 7 and above for this feature. Windows Media Player instructions and Quicktime instructions. You can also get a plugin for Winamp to do this called PaceMaker.

Lecture #1 (24.1 MB)

Lecture #2 (54.9 MB)

Lecture #3 (51 MB) – Please download this from uthub.com. Click here after logging in.

Lecture #4 Part 1 (9 MB) – Part 2 (6.7 MB)

Lecture #5 (10 MB) – Please download this from uthub.com. Click here after logging in.

Lecture #6 (61 MB) – Please download this from uthub.com. Click here after logging in.

Lecture #7 (8 MB)

Lecture #8 (55 MB) – Please download this from uthub.com. Click here after logging in.

Lecture #9 (26 MB) – Please confirm this is the full lecture, seems a little short.

Lecture #10 Part 1 (5 MB) – Part 2 (3 MB)

Lecture #11 (60 MB)

Thanks go out to the following classfolk for donating lecture recordings: Laurent, Nadine, Stephanie and Mitch. A very big shout out to Samantha for sharing a whole bunch of lectures. Thank you all! If I missed you, please let me know so you can get your rightful credit.

As a student, I often write about topics important to other students. You might be interested in reading about my experiences dealing with procrastination. You might also be interested in Cal Newport’s excellent blog on Study Hacks, or Steve Pavlina‘s blog entry about how he completed a 4-year degree in 1.5 years. His 10 tips for College Students is also excellent. Enjoy!

Also, I am considering combining my experiences into a seminar on beating procrastination and some of my own tips and tricks for studying better, easier and faster, would you be interested?

  16 Responses to “Learning and Plasticity Lecture Recordings 2008 Fall”

  1. Hey does anyone have the recording for lectures 8 & 9. I forgot my own recorder and would really appreciate it if someone could send me theirs.


  2. I’ll second that request! It would be a huge help! I’m sending through lecture four today for those who need it.

  3. Hey guys here is lecture 6 and 9, I believe lecture 8 is on uthub.com

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/nmrr12z4myt/Lecture 6.wav

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/w2gjzmmnwzz/PSY260 Lecture 9 Nov.17.wav

    I will send out lectures 10 and 11 tonight.
    Does any one have lecture 7?

  4. I’d really appreciate some second term recordings! I was sick for two weeks and it would be greatly appreciated. I have all of the first term ones already. Thanks a lot.

    I know people out there have them and it shouldn’t be too hard to send them..

    You could either post them here for everyone (preferrable) or just send them directly to me that would be okay too: c.s.selznick@gmail.com.


  5. Guys, all we need left up here are 7 and 10.

    It would really help a lot of us out and takes such an insignificant effort.


  6. Last Learning & Plasticity lecture – is that lecture 10?
    http://wikisend.com/download/679770/Last L&P lecture.mp3
    Sorry about all the background noise 🙁

  7. Thanks to everyone who shared their audio! It was very much appreciated. I am still missing lectures 7, 10, and 11, so if possible will someone please post them? Thanks again!

  8. Hey guys,

    I have 10 & 11, will post them tonight. We just need lecture 7.


  9. I’m sorry I don’t have one to share, but thnx everyone so much!!

  10. Alrighty, just completed the collection. I hope this helps and a big thanks to everyone who shared lectures. Thanks for helping your fellow students and showing such kindness.

    Good luck on your exam, everyone! I hope you add my blog to your RSS feed reader (like Google Reader) so you can be notified of new posts. I often write about issues related to students. Take care!

  11. The prof probably told us this, but I must have missed it. Is our PSY260 final exam cummulative?

  12. I think so, Kiko. I believe it is cumulative, with an emphasis on the stuff after the last test.

  13. Hey, is the study group still meeting tomorrow at 1? If it is, I’m interested in coming. Thanks!

  14. Yea, sure. I’ll be in front of the Porter’s Desk at Hart House a little bit before 1. I’ll try to get a room tomorrow. If I’m not there (tall brown guy named Ammar, btw), ask the Porter’s Desk people for where Ammar is.

    See you tomorrow.

  15. Hope its not too late to ask this:

    Are all the readings from the readings list on the test? Which readings do we need to know? I wasn’t able to find all of the readings either… I couldn’t find the African Gray Parrot reading?

  16. I believe so. Though he said that you won’t be tested on the papers specifically but knowing the arguments will help. You can find the African Grey Parrot one by going to the gerstien library site (google it), towards the right, click on PsychInfo. Log in.

    Key word: “cognition”, and in the second line below, type in “pepperberg” and change the drop down box to Author. It should show up. It’s “an African Grey” not the “the African Grey”, two papers with very similar names.

    Good luck!

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