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Feb5_Memory - Memory Loftuss misinformation experiment Changed the verb of the crash experiment o More intense verbs Higher mph Would you really

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Memory Loftus’s misinformation experiment - Changed the verb of the crash experiment o More intense verbs Higher mph Would you really want a “perfect” memory that retained everything? - Clutter - All the dull parts cut out Structure of human memory - Immediate o Mouth o Saw 12 digits, recall 4 or 5 o Sperling 1961 Delay onset of arrows Performance falls off after half a second So: immediate memory lasts half a second - Short term o Short term memory How many items 7 +- 2 7 numbers 7 letters 7 words o By “chunking” based on previous learning (of language) Dependent on prior learning o Remembering digits for 20s Rehearsal Repeating the digits over and over again Stop from rehearsing o Material forgotten in 18 s o Experiment flawed Forgetting= decay Or active interference o Reitman 1971:listen for faint tones No rehearsal but no interference Result: no forgetting Conclusion: peterson’s results are artifact from interference
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2010 for the course PSYC 1 taught by Professor Stuartantsis during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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Feb5_Memory - Memory Loftuss misinformation experiment Changed the verb of the crash experiment o More intense verbs Higher mph Would you really

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