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Lecture17 - Lecture 17 More Fun with Memory March 5, 2008...

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Lecture 17 –More Fun with Memory
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The self reference effect Rogers et al. (1977) presented 40 adjectives, then asked questions corresponding to different levels of processing: Big Letters? (structural) Rhymes with? (phonemic) Means same as? (semantic) Describes you? (self referent) Subjects later asked to recall as many words as possible Results Traditional levels of processing finding (structural < phonemic < semantic) Self referent words recalled far more accurately than any of the others (why?)
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Organization of memories: The PDP model PDP = Parallel Distributed Processing Describes how cues trigger the activation of other associated concepts Model includes many neuron like elements that form links(associations) with one another Can account for the learning of complex associations
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How are associations actually formed? 1. Information is routed to the cortex for
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course PSY 340 taught by Professor Macdonald during the Spring '08 term at NMSU.

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Lecture17 - Lecture 17 More Fun with Memory March 5, 2008...

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