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Retrieval, Forgetting, and memory construction Retrieval Cues Memories are held in storage by a web of associations. These associations are like anchors that help retrieve memory Priming- to retrieve a specific memory from the web of associations, you first need to activate one of the strands that lead to it, a process called priming Context Effects – context in which you encode information affects how easily it can be recalled Déjà vu – “I’ve experienced this before”. Cues from the current situation may unconsciously trigger retrieval of an earlier similar experience
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Unformatted text preview: Moods and Memories the tendency to recall experiences that are consistent with ones current mood. Emotions, or moods, serve as retrieval cues Forgetting inability to retrieve information, due to poor encoding, storage or retrieval Change Blindness Storage Decay poor durability of stored memories leads to their decay. Ebbinghaus showed this with his forgetting curve Retrieval Failure although the information is retained in the memory store, it cannot be accessed. Misinformation...
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