Chapter 6.2

Chapter 6.2 - Why are patients with brain damage useful for...

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Storage: Long term memory Duration = Can be lifetime Capacity = Very large Content = (see diagram) Being in class right now, all kinds of memory are operating… Episodic = memory of what you did, wore, felt, etc. in class today Semantic = definitions of new terms and concepts Procedural = how to write, how to find a seat Priming = It is easier to re-learn “hippocampus,” since you already learned it for Unit 2 Classical conditioning = The coffee you bought before class was supposed to have caffeine, but you accidentally received decaf (and didn’t know it). After smelling and tasting the coffee, you started feeling more alert. Storage: Brain Implicit and explicit = different brain systems Implicit, explicit, and working memory = different brain systems
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Unformatted text preview: Why are patients with brain damage useful for studying the functions of brain structures? Here are 2 patients with damage to the hippocampus Clive Wearing and HM Where are memories stored? Nobody knows for sure, but its not in the hippocampus Connectionism Parallel Distributed Processing Distributed A piece of knowledge = Fragments all over brain Fragments connected in neural networks A memory is in the pattern of connections, not the structures Repeated firing makes it easier to fire again Parallel Multiple networks can be activated at once Research Computer simulations...
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