Class14_memory2 - Pricking a patient with a pin Amygdala Linked with emotional memories Actual experience vs narrative Acts in concert with stress

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    Introduction to Psychology Class 14:  Memory 2 Myers:  257-279 July 11, 2006
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    The Physiology of Memory Long-term potentiation at synapses Hippocampus and explicit memory Cerebellum and implicit memory Amygdala and emotional memory
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    Also called  Procedural Memory Also called  Autobiographical  Memory
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    Long-term potentiation Neural basis of memory Occurs at the level of the synapse—makes them  more efficient An increase in the firing potential of a synapse  after brief, rapid stimulation Mice given drugs to block LTP cannot find their  way out of a maze (unlike ‘Doogie’ mice)  
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    Hippocampus Linked with explicit/declarative memory Left hippocampus  - Verbal information Right hippocampus  - Visual information  
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    Cerebellum Linked with  implicit/nondeclarative/procedural memory  Which can be retained even if  explicit/declarative memory is lost Evidence:  - Reading a familiar passage
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Unformatted text preview: - Pricking a patient with a pin Amygdala Linked with emotional memories Actual experience vs. narrative Acts in concert with stress hormones Retrieval Definition: The process of getting memories out of storage Recognition > Recall Context-dependence State-dependence Priming Context-dependence- Use of context as a cue for recall State-dependence- Use of mood as a cue for recall Priming- Activation of particular associations in memory- Often unconscious Priming H _ R E Forgetting Proactive interference- Disruptive effect of prior learning on recall of new information Retroactive interference- Disruptive effect of new learning on recall of old information Amnesia Retrograde amnesia- Loss of past memories Anterograde amnesia- Inability to form new memories...
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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