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Unformatted text preview: March 7, 2008 [ P s y c h o lo g y ] Thalamus Formation of new memories and spatial and working memory Cortex Encoding of explicit memories; storage of episodic and semantic memories; skill learning; priming; working memory Retrograde Amnesia Loss of memory for events before a brain injury; backward acting amnesia Anterograde Amnesia Inability to form new memories after a brain injury; forward acting amnesia. Alzheimers disease A progressive mental deterioration that occurs most commonly in later life; the most noticeable early symptoms are disturbances in memory. Cognition Mental activities involved in acquiring, storing, retrieving, and using knowledge Mental Image Mental representation of previously stored sensory experience including visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, motor, or gustatory Concepts Mental representation of a group or category that shares similar characteristics...
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