Lecture7 - Lecture 7-Q's 1) What are the three types of...

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Lecture 7-Q’s 1) What are the three types of engrams or memory traces? The first is Procedural Knowledge or Memory, which is what we actively can do, like walk or ride a bike, that can not be explained in words. The second is Semantic or Declarative Knowledge or Memory which is knowledge you know and can be verbally represented, like what you learn in school. The third is Episodic Memory which is recollection of experiences. 2) What are engrams? Engram is the historical term for the physical trace of LTM. Synapses are denser and more numerous with enriched environments and opportunities for learning, and neurotransmitters are also somehow involved. 3) Where are memories located and how do we know? Lashley believed that memories are not localized. He took out parts of the cortex from rats learning mazes but could not come to any specific part of the brain to cause memory. Thompson used rabbits to discover that the interpositis nucleus in the cerebellum is he loci for the memory of learned responses in the rabbits (tone, air puff experiment). The
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSY 202 taught by Professor Henriques during the Winter '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture7 - Lecture 7-Q's 1) What are the three types of...

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