Chapter 7_ Memory.docx - Memories-Information we store and...

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Memories: -Information we store and memories we receive are often incomplete biased and distorted -stories that can be altered subtly by the process of recollection Memory processing: -Encoding (information is entered into a keyboard) : information transferred into format that can be stored in memory ex. -Storage (stored on a computer's hard drive) : registers what you just experienced retaining it as a memory -Retrieval (shows up on the screen so you can view it) : reaching into memory storage to bring back stored memory Long term potentiation: “Potentiate” = strengthen Memories physical locations: -Hippocampus: important for the ability to store new memories -Temporal lobes: important for being able to say what you remember -Middle section of temporal lobes: “medial temporal lobes” : formation of new memories -without parts of medial temporal lobes, cant make new memories Reconsolidation of memories: Ex. last year you were dating a particular person. That relationship ended unhappily. When you recall a pleasant time you shared with your ex, you might interpret the memory in this new light -happens each time a memory is activated and placed back into storage Sensory memory:
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-last only a fraction of a second -occurs when a light, sound, odor, or taste leaves a vanishing trace Ex. three rows of letters were flashed really fast on screen. Most people believed they saw all the letters, but could only recall 3 or 4. In the time it
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  • Spring '12
  • BORIDERI
  • Psychology, Memory processes

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