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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 it’s 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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- Spring '08
- Psychology, brain damage, different brain systems