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Quiz#3 Questions - 1 What area of the brain was H.M missing Name and describe one memory task that he could perform and one that he could not

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1. What area of the brain was H.M. missing? Name and describe one memory task that he could perform and one that he could not? Define the two types of amnesia described in class. What is temporal gradient and what does it tell us about where recent and remote memories are stored in the brain? Patient H.M. was missing part of his medial temporal lobe, mainly the hippocampus from his brain. (Anterograde amnesia) He could perform a mirror drawing task (implicit “muscle” memory…procedural memory: walking, playing sports). He didn’t have any “explicit” memory couldn’t remember anything …couldn’t lay down new memory for events/people…medial temporal lobe: episodic memory, facts There is anterograde amnesia refers to problems with recall of information prior to a trauma. Retrograde amnesia refers to problems with recall of information after a trauma. Temporal gradient is a time gradient of retrograde amnesia. It shows you the main evidence that memory’s stored in the hippocampus to begin with and moves away from it and spread around to the cortex. After long period of time, even people with medial temporal lobe lesions can remember just as well as controls 2. In the film on generating new behaviors featuring Epstein and Skinner, describe what behaviors were shaped and how they were used to generate the final (“target”) behavior in the demonstration on “insight” “Talking to oneself” was on of the behaviors that were shaped. The birds were trained only to be “speaker” and “listener.” Example of Jack and Jill: Jack pecked “what color?” and Jill puts her head behind a curtain and observes the color there
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2008 for the course PSYC 103 taught by Professor Pearlberg during the Summer '07 term at UCSD.

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Quiz#3 Questions - 1 What area of the brain was H.M missing Name and describe one memory task that he could perform and one that he could not

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