Memory - Memory PSY 323 Dr. L. Lewandowski 3-31-08 Memory:...

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Memory PSY 323 Dr. L. Lewandowski 3-31-08
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Memory: A Cognitive Process Stores our past experience; learning Provides us a mental life; thinking Maintains our sense of self; identity What would you be without memory?
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Memory Processes Encoding  (convert information into a  memory trace) Sounds, Pictures, Smells, Movements  ... Storage   (filing information over time) Declarative (Semantic, Episodic) Procedural (skills) Retrieval   (access information as needed) Recognition, Recall, cues
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Two Types of Memory Explicit Top down processing Conscious Intentional  Declarative  (semantic, episodic-events) e.g., rehearsal Prefrontal-temporal-cortex- limbic-thalamic Implicit Bottom up processing Unconscious Unintentional Procedural e.g., priming, perceptual Brainstem-thalamus basal  ganglia-limbic-premotor  cortex-cerebellum
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Major Memory Structures Middle and forward parts of the brain Temporal and frontal cortex Thalamus
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 323 taught by Professor Lewindowski during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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Memory - Memory PSY 323 Dr. L. Lewandowski 3-31-08 Memory:...

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