Video and lesson investigations on the topic of the senses . Key concepts include:
- Deciding what is ‘important’ is crucial in making observations.
- Observing is not just seeing, it can involve hearing, smelling, feeling, and sometimes tasting.
- How much is remembered depends on the quality of the observation. Careful observation leads to good memory recall or reconstruction. Remembering is helped by making notes or records of observations while events are taking place, or as soon as possible afterwards.
- We do not carry every observation or experience we have in our consciousness; in fact, life would be very confusing if we were to do so.
- Our senses, eg. A smell, sound, something we see, can sometimes act as a stimulus to make us recall a past feeling, experience or event.
- When we try to remember something our minds try to reconstruct the past observation or experience.