04.14 - Leonard - Learning and Memory

04.14 - Leonard - Learning and Memory - Human Memory...

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Unformatted text preview: Human Memory Declarative (available to consciousness) •Daily episodes •Words and their meaning •History Procedural (generally not available to consciousness) •Motor skills •Associations •Priming cues •Puzzle solving skills 1 Search and Readout Sensory memory (secs) Short-term memory (Seconds-minutes) Long-term memory (days-years) Forgetting In Out 2 Suggestion and Imagination Can Create False Memories 3 The case of HM •Intractable grand mal seizures since age 10 – generalized convulstions, tongue biting, incontinence and loss of consciousness •Despite medication, was still getting worse. At age 27, had neurosurgery – bilateral medial temporal love resection – removed amygdala, uncus, hippocampal gyrus, anterior ⅔ of hippocampus •2 years later when tested – normal intelligence, a er as before – intact short-term memory – intact long-term memory (events older than 10 years prior to surgery) – however, he was unaware of his surgery, which was a success – he had a severe inability to consolidate new declarative...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHYS 1010 taught by Professor Thompson during the Fall '07 term at New York Medical College.

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04.14 - Leonard - Learning and Memory - Human Memory...

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