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Students from Edmonton County School take part in memory Guinness World Record attempt
Edmonton students attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the largest memory game on Friday.
Sixth formers from Edmonton County School in Great Cambridge Road sat a ten-minute memory test prepared by experimental psychologist Professor Bruce Hood as part of a nationwide study.
It is hoped the experiment will help scientists learn how memory works by comparing the results of participants of different ages.
Biology teacher Joanna Sykes, 28, said: “I went to a biology give away and they mentioned biology week and thought 'how could we get involved?'
“They mentioned the memory game and I thought my sixth formers would really enjoy that.
“I think it went really well. They were all excited but I think only one of them got them all right. But I think he used a Darren Brown memory trick.”
The students heard a list of related words and after a two-minute silence, they were asked which words they remembered.
Andria Christodoulou, 17, said: “I enjoyed it and I’m really interested in the results.
“It was weird to think lots of people were doing it at the same time.”
Monique Thompson, 17, said: “It was easy but I didn’t get them all right. I underestimated the test.”
Louise Asimemg-gyan, 16, said: “It was good. We were taking part in a world record, it’s cool.”
The world record attempt also marks the end and celebration of the first ever Biology Week by the Society of Biology.