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Unformatted text preview: 4. b) What does the encoding specificity thesis claim? What role do context and episodic memory cues play in retrieval? Encoding is not independent of retrieval processes Context/episodice clues make it easier 5. What are the various theories used to account for "flashbulb" memories? Explain how specific experimental findings support one or the other (or both) of the theories discussed in class. 6. Is long-term memory permanent? And if so, how accurate is it over time? If someone were to ask you for advice on trying to remember class information for 40 years, what advice would you give them and what studies could you describe to support your claims? Are we better at remembering some kinds of information than others? 7. What are the differences between episodic, semantic/declarative, and procedural memory. Implicit & explicit memories? How does study of both amnesia patients and normal subjects support the fractionation of memory systems? What are the main brain structures implicated in encoding and storage of memories? Episodic deals with particular incidences, semantic deals with particular knowledge about something, procedural deals with knowing how to do something. Implicit memories are ones we do not realize we are remembering, explicit memories are ones that we are consciously remembering. Absolute judgment - Task in which subject is asked to judge stimuli using "absolute" standards. Amnesia – a broad ability to remember events within a certain category, due in many cases to brain damage. Amygdale – an almond-shaped structure in the limbic system that plays a central role in emotion and in the evaluation of stimuli. Anterograde amnesia – An inability to remember experiences that occurred after the event that triggered the memory disruption. Circularity criticism - The theory predicts that deeper/semantic processing leads to a stronger memory trace; but part of what defines “deeper” processing is what type of experimental task LED to better memory....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course CC 302 taught by Professor Galinsky during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08