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Second-year Psychology student Kebira Khattak placed third at SFU Library's SLC Undergraduate Writing contest with her essay “The Effects of Binaural Beats on Working Memory."

“For SFU Library’s SLC Writing Contest, I wrote my research paper to apply the findings directly to my life. Being a student is a big part of my life – as is the case for most students – and so I chose to explore the relationship between listening to binaural beats and memory to improve my understanding of being an effective learner. From my research for this topic, I learned that studies support the notion that listening to gamma binaural beats improves memory as measured by performance on free word recall tests. Although I had used theoretical data (due to COVID-19 restrictions), I walked away from this experience with a renewed appreciation for the work that researchers do to improve the lives of others, such as those of busy students!”

Kebira Khattak (she/her), is a second-year psychology major with an intended Minor in Counselling and Human Development). Recently, she participated in CAMP, a virtual retreat presented by the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue where she learned the power of dialogue and the importance of networking.

This post was originally posted on the SFU Psychology Instagram on March 10, 2021.