Lecture 9 Memory - Memory: the capacity to retain and...

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Unformatted text preview: Memory: the capacity to retain and retrieve information Flashbulb memories: dramatic positive or negative memory Memories for traumatic events are more vivid than ordinary events Main aspects of trauma remembered Can distort details Accuracy fades over time Cohort differences in flashbulb memories; personal recollections of 9/11 or Columbine How to measure memory Recall: ability to retrieve information which has been learned earlier Recognition: ability to identify previously encountered information Relearning: effort is saved in having learned something before Recall Task List the names of the eight reindeer that were Rudolphs friends List the names of the Seven Dwarfs (Recall Test) Recognition Task: Which of the following are the 8 reindeer? which of the following list are the accurate names of the Seven Dwarfs? Correct List: The 8 reindeer: Dasher, Comet, Dancer, Cupid, Prancer, Donner, Vixen, Blitzen The Actual Seven Dwarfs: Models of Memory Information Processing Model: memory and mind are like a computer Encoding: how to put information in, retain, store, and retrieve Levels of Processing: different levels of processing impact encoding Three Box Model of Memory Sensory Memory Short Term Memory Long Term Memory Sensory Memory Retains for 1-2 seconds Acts as a holding bin ~1/2 second in visual subsystem ~longer in auditory system Decides if it is worth processing Short Term Memory...
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Lecture 9 Memory - Memory: the capacity to retain and...

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