HM_intro - Human Memory EXP 4504 Ira Fischler Welcome and...

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Human Memory EXP 4504 Ira Fischler Welcome and introductions A look at the Web Page Overview of course Integrating different perspectives What you’ll be doing Themes in the study of memory
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THEMES IN THE STUDY OF HUMAN MEMORY How should memory be described? Phenomenological Behavioral Information processing Biological What does it include? Is memory singular or plural? Episodic versus semantic Declarative versus procedural Short term versus long-term Implicit versus explicit How are lab studies related to “everyday memory?” The issue ecological validity
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SCHACTER’S THEMES: MEMORY’S “FRAGILE POWER” Memory is powerful Who we are is what we remember Its role in everyday tasks Normally functions in the background Memory is fragile Omissions, distortions and constructions in everyday life These may be adaptive It’s vulnerable to a host of impairments Memory is not singular
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HM_intro - Human Memory EXP 4504 Ira Fischler Welcome and...

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