Psych 304 Lecture Notes - March 10th

Psych 304 Lecture Notes - March 10th - Psych 304 Lecture...

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Psych 304 Lecture Notes March 10 th , 2009 Sources of Memory Loss: 1. Chronic alcohol vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficit - sometimes referred to as Korsakoff’s disease/syndrome Major symptoms of Korsakoff’s Disease: 1. Anterograde amnesia 2. Retrograde amnesia 3. Confabulation (making up a story when you can’t remember something properly) with Korsakoff’s Disease, story that is made up is unbelievable 4. Meager content in conversation (because person doesn’t remember beginning of conversation) 5. Lack of insight (unaware of their condition) 6. Show apathy - cut connection between diencephalons & hippocampus; pre-frontal cortex is also possibly involved - IQ changes with this disease 2. Alzheimer disease - pre-frontal cortex confusion & loss of memory - dementia 3. Post-traumatic amnesia - trauma could be brain damage - memories around trauma rarely get retrieved 4. Electroconvulsive shock therapy (E.C.T.) - used to treat major depression 5. Infantile amnesia - hippocampus & pre-frontal cortex both take a long time to develop, therefore, it is hard to determine whether it is the consolidation or the retrieval of memory that is nonfunctional in infants 6. Herpes simplex encephalitis Case of Total Recall: - Case of S - Studied by Luria (wrote “The Mind of a Mneumonist”; considered one of
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2009 for the course PSYC 304 taught by Professor Comeau during the Spring '08 term at UBC.

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