Intro to Psych, Module 29

Intro to Psych, Module 29 - Memory: Module 29 Stress &...

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Memory: Module 29 o Flashbulb memories – clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event o Stress Hormones make more glucose available to the brain with more energy, the brain is more active o Amygdala emotion center of the brain boosts brain activity boosts available protein o BUT: prolonged stress can hurt your hippocampus, causing problems with memory formation PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder Long-Term Memory Long-term Memory o Explicit or declarative memory: things we can talk about and are aware of o Implicit or non-declarative memory: things we can do but not necessarily explain; we’re not aware of having learned them o Amnesia: impairment of memory Retrograde amnesia – losing memory for past events Anterograde amnesia – losing the ability to make new memories Hippocampus
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o important for EXPLICIT memories o it is NOT where we store the memories (either short or long term) o it is involved in converting short-term memories into long-term ones
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course PSYC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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Intro to Psych, Module 29 - Memory: Module 29 Stress &...

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