Exam 2 LTM - Types of LTM Explicit and Implicit Memory...

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1 Types of LTM Explicit memory : conscious recollection of info from the past “I remember that. .” Implicit memory : past experiences influence perceptions, thoughts & actions without awareness that any information from past is accessed Explicit and Implicit Memory Informal observation Physiological studies Behavioral studies Evidence for separate memory systems
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2 Claparede described a amnesiac patient. She could add and spell but did not recognize her doctors or nurses. When Claparede would meet his patients in the morning he would shake their hands. One day he hid a small pin in his hand. The amnesiac patient got a small prick that morning. The next morning she didn’t want to shake his hand. She said, “Sometimes people hide things in their hands.” Informal observation Explicit and implicit memory are mediated by two separate memory systems in the brain. Physiological studies Explicit Medial temporal lobe Lots of brain areas! Implicit
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