Notes 14 Oct - Memory

Notes 14 Oct - Memory - Memory What is memory a system or...

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Memory What is memory? a system or encoding, storing, and recalling information commonly thought of as a video recorder or a computer that stores an exact representation of all experiences not true; our memory is designed to handle the gist of various events, not their entirety you retrieve fragments of info and fill in the blanks this is one way you get false memories What makes a good memory? more likely to accurately encode information if: your attention is focused on the event or stimulus focus on what you wnt to remember you are naturally interested need to have a good reason to encode it causes emotional arousal remember events that were celebratory or tragic relates back to a previous experience accommodation and assimilation repetition Memory tasks encode pluck a stimulus or event from your senses and tag the properties of that event define what makes that similes or event distinct (color, sweet, high pitch) associate it with previous experiences if you can give it a descriptive title (e/g eating chocolate ice cream) automatic for most things but for unfamiliar stimuli and events it requires a little more work store the process of retaining information
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PSY 111 taught by Professor Cooper during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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Notes 14 Oct - Memory - Memory What is memory a system or...

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