03-11 Language-1

03-11 Language-1 - Memory Everything in life is memory,...

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1 Memory “Everything in life is memory , save for the thin edge of the present - Gazzaniga, 2000 Memory • Forgetting Memory Distortions • Biological Basis of Memory Subjects viewed a video of an automobile accident Two groups of subjects were then asked different questions about the accident 1. “How fast were the cars going when they hit each other?” 2. “How fast were the cars going when they smashed into each other?” A week later, subjects’ recall of the incident was tested by asking them if they saw broken glass Note : there was no broken glass in the video
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2 • The words “hit” and “smash” activate different schemas , which leads to a later false memory hit smash Memory • Forgetting • Memory Distortions Biological Basis of Memory Where are Memories Stored?
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3 Brain Structures Though memories are not stored in particular brain areas, a number of brain structures are important in memory formation and consolidation Prefrontal Cortex – plays a role in working memory Brain Structures Amygdala – Learned Fears
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