24-construcmem - Memory IV Constructive memory Overview...

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Memory IV Constructive memory
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Overview Episodic and semantic memory Two related systems What is “constructive memory?” Meaning affects encoding and retrieval Evidence for constructive memory? Distortions, inferences, false memory
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Overview Episodic and semantic memory Two related systems What is “constructive memory?” Meaning affects encoding and retrieval Evidence for constructive memory? Distortions, inferences, false memory
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Episodic & semantic memory Memory for events Remember specifics Fast learning General knowledge Extract generalities Slow learning Episodic memory Semantic memory Where is car parked? General parking strategy? D1 P1 D2 P2 D3 P3 D1 D2 D3 PS How does the brain solve both problems?
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Episodic & semantic memory Memory for events Remember specifics Fast learning General knowledge Extract generalities Slow learning Episodic memory Semantic memory Cortex Cortex Hippocampus Hippocampus
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Complementary learning systems Cortex Hippocampus McClelland, McNaughton & O’Reilly (1995) Slow learning Overlapping memories Extract generalities Fast learning Separate memories Remember specifics
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Complementary learning systems Cortex Cortex Hippocampus Hippocampus Fast learning of new info. (Gradual transfer to cortex) Knowledge helps storage (Efficient coding)
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Memory deficits in amnesia Hippocampus is a memory “gateway” Information passes through hippocampus Stored (elsewhere) in semantic memory Amnesia: damaged hippocampus Damaged gateway: no new semantic info Old information (stored in cortex) is intact Hippocampus Hippocampus New info Cortex Cortex
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Overview Episodic and semantic memory Two related systems What is “constructive memory?” Meaning affects encoding and retrieval Evidence for constructive memory?
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH 85 211 taught by Professor Theissen during the Spring '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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24-construcmem - Memory IV Constructive memory Overview...

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