6+Memory+notes - Memory What do humans remember? Human...

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Memory
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What do humans remember ? Human faces Human interactions Surprising events Emotional events Interesting things Information that they process Repeated information
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What kinds of memories are there? 1. Short-term 2. Long-term consolidation (sometimes takes years) • Can improve memory with emotional response, adrenaline or noradrenaline. • Sometimes memory for a traumatic event is too strong: post traumatic stress syndrome.
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What kinds of memories are there? Hypothalamus and thalamus Declarative (explicit) memory for facts and events Non-declarative (implicit) memory for emotional responses, Pavlovian learning, procedural learning for skills and habits
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S. • Appeared to have a limitless memory • When given a table of 50 numbers, he could recall it by rows, columns, diagonally, or by zig-zag patterns. Even after several months, his performance did not decrease. • Had synesthesia : “What a crumbly yellow voice you have”. Of a fence: “it has such a salty taste and feels so rough…it has such a sharp, piercing sound.”
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2010 for the course BIO SCI BIO N110 taught by Professor Leon,chance&parker during the Spring '09 term at UC Irvine.

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