Memory Formation - Memory Formation Retrograde Amnesia:...

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Memory Formation Retrograde Amnesia: Forgetting events that occurred before an injury or trauma Anterograde Amnesia: Forgetting events that follow an injury or trauma Consolidation: Process by which relatively permanent memories are formed in the brain Memory Structures Hippocampus: Brain structure associated with information passing from short-term memory into long-term memory If damaged, person can no longer “create” long-term memories and thus will always live in the present Memories prior to damage will remain intact Also associated with emotion Eidetic Imagery (Somewhat Like Photographic Memory) Occurs when a person (usually a child) has visual images clear enough to be scanned or retained for at least 30 seconds Usually projected onto a “plain” surface, like a blank piece of paper Usually disappears during adolescence and is rare by adulthood Mental Images: Mental pictures of objects and events Ways to Improve Memory
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