Memory - Old, previously learned information interferes...

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Memory External events sensory memory short-term memory long-term memory External stimuli- things we are trying to remember Sensory memory- briefly retains the information picked up by the sensory organ Short-term memory- temporarily holds information in consciousness Long-term memory- can retain information for long periods of time, often until the person dies Short-term memory Description Duration Capacity: 7 +/- 2 chunks Chunking- piece of information Long-term memory Description Encoding Retrieval Capacity Primary effect Tendency to remember things from the beginning Stored in LTM Recency effect Tendency to remember things from the end Still in short term memory Von Restorff effect Tendency to remember unusual items better than common items
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Unformatted text preview: Old, previously learned information interferes with ability to remember new information Retroactive interference New information interferes with ability to remember old information Explicit/declarative Information that we are aware of; conscious recall Types: Semantic: generalized knowledge of facts, concepts, ect. Episodic: memory for specific event Brain structure: hippocampus Implicit/non-declarative Memory that influences behavior w/o requiring conscious recognition that one is using a memory Types: Procedural: how-to Conditioning Prim ing Brain structure: cerebellum Amnesia Loss of memory Retrograde: loss of memory before event; retrieval problem Anterograde: loss of memory after event; encoding problem...
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course PGY 166214 taught by Professor Hudson during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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