memory - Without the long term memory there is no way for...

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Rob Scogin October 1, 2007 Essay 2 Krystal Lewis
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If I had no long term memory my life would be very empty yet very new at the same time. I would not be able to relate back to any of my past experiences. Relationships would be very hard to keep because I would not remember important things about people that allow us to get along so well. There would be nearly zero depression because I would not be able to remember how things used to be better or how I had messed up in the past.(Long Term Memory) If I couldn’t relate back to past experience I would not know how to do so many different things. An example would be how to get to the local grocery store from my house, without long term memory I would have no idea where it was. If I wanted to go anywhere I would have to find somebody that I thought I knew and have them bring me. Relationships with family and friends would be very hard as well. I would most likely not know my best friend’s name or how I know him. My parents might even start to fade from my memory.
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Unformatted text preview: Without the long term memory there is no way for me to know who my friends are and who the people I could trust are. People could take advantage of me by acting like we are great friends and just using me to get something they want. Also I would never feel depressed about something I had done long ago that would normally bother me for years. If I had screwed up and broken my parents trust, that would normally make me feel bad for a while but in the absence of long term memory I would not remember doing that. I would not feel the guilt for doing something wrong after a long time because it would fade from my memory. Overall I think my life would be very empty without long term memory. Not knowing my friends and parents or how to get around town would make my life very frustrating. It would be hard to deal with all the things that would be forgotten because of that problem. Works Cited "Long Term Memory." Intelegen . 2005. 1 Oct 2007 <http://web-us.com/memory/generic_ltm_memory.htm>....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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