Long Term Memory

Long Term Memory - like names and dates. b) Semantic memory...

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Long Term Memory (LTM) - an unlimited capacity store that can hold information over lengthy periods of time . The name is a bit of a misnomer, since information in LTM may stay there over the course of a life-span. 1) there are 3 categories (or subcategories) of LTM: a) Procedural memory - this is the most basic type of long term memory (very simplistic) and primarily involves memories of rudimentary procedures and behaviors. For example - procedural memories include our memory for eating, sitting in a chair, etc. As you can see, these are are based on behavior. some even suggest that there is an additional, basic category called DECLARATIVE memory - just factual information
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Unformatted text preview: like names and dates. b) Semantic memory - mental models of the environment as well as procedures. For example - knowledge of word meanings, language, strategies for problem solving, factual information (like laws), etc. c) Episodic memory - information about events, people, places, etc., that include an autobiographical aspect as well as a time and place. For example - "I saw a bear last night in my back yard." Now that we have seen how memory works, let's look at how or why memory may NOT work....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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