GenPsychMemoryPart2

GenPsychMemoryPart2 - Memory Part 2 - Page 1 Lecture...

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Memory Part 2 - Page 1 Lecture Outline The act of remembering. Forgotten and distorted memories. Emotions and memory. Amnesia. Forgetting Early on, Ebbinghaus documented the rate of forgetting. The initial rate of forgetting is high and then trails off. See figure in textbook. Decay theory. Memory is like a fading neural trace that is weakened with disuse. Interference theory . Proactive interference : Old memories interfere with recall of new information. Retroactive interference : New memories interfere with recall of old information. Retrieval Cues A retrieval cue is a currently available item that can lead to the desired memory. Anything related to the desired memory helps, including: Aspects of the learning context. Mood or psychological state. The Act of Remembering Memories are not like detailed photographs, sound recordings, or movies. Instead, bits and pieces of events are stored.
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