Liman Lecture 12 for BISC 421 memory_ 2009_post

Liman Lecture 12 for BISC 421 memory_ 2009_post - memory...

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memory
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categories of human memory Declarative – what you know Non-declarative – what you do. includes: Procedural (riding a bike, playing piano) Conditioning (salivating at the thought of a juicy steak)
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major temporal categories of human memory dialing a phone number I was just told solving this equation in my head Digit recall Short term memory (immediate memory/working memory) Long term memory
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Increasing the digit span by practice
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Retention depends on relevance
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Retention depends on motivation
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Disorders of memory: amnesia Anterograde (inability to establish new memories after the neurological insult) Example HM (hippocampal damage) Can be induced by seizures by some drugs used during anesthesia (benzodiazepines). Movie; memento Retrograde (difficulty retrieving memories established before the neurological insult) Head trauma Movie; bourne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcAh-AxXex8 Altzheimer’s disease
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The case of HM: loss of short term declarative memory H.M. had …temporal lobe epilepsy. When he was 23,
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2010 for the course BISC 421 taught by Professor Hirsch,liman,quick during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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Liman Lecture 12 for BISC 421 memory_ 2009_post - memory...

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