Our long-term memory

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8/12/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style Our long-term memory Chris Bolte PSY/201
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8/12/11 Our long-term memory In this presentation we will answer two important questions. 1. How is information stored into your long-term memory? 2. How does information stored into your long-term memory affect your critical thinking skills?
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8/12/11 Our long-term memory Researchers now believe that our long-term memory has several different components called memory modules , each representing a separate memory system in the brain. They can be broken up into two main systems; declarative memory (factual information, names, faces, dates, etc.) and procedural memory (skills and habits, throwing a ball or getting dressed). Basically, one way that information is stored in our long-term memory systems is from our short-term memory by way of rehearsal and meaningful association. Our long-term memory is stored in networks of schemas, which are mental models of the world. Psychologists believe that information in long-
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Unformatted text preview: term memory is stored in large interrelated networks of these schemas, which form intricate knowledge 8/12/11 Our long-term memory Our long-term memory is essential for critical thinking. Critical thinking clarifies goals, evaluates evidence, accomplishes actions, and many other important tasks. I think that critical thinking is supported by our long-term memory. 8/12/11 Our long-term memory My recognition memory is much better than my recall memory. As a bartender, I can remember faces and what they drink, but not names. Unless I study relentlessly, I struggle with “recall” tests. I do much better with multiple choice. I’m a “show me one time” guy. So when I took one of my finals at the beginning of my online experience, I actually studied for it and did not refer back to the text when I took the final. My recognition memory served me well. I missed two questions....
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Richardkirkmiller during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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