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Unformatted text preview: (e.g., in therapy). Scientific evidence on repression not strong. Memory is reconstructed ─ Brain doesn’t passively record info, it actively alters & organizes it. False memories have been created; innocent people have been accused ─ Doesn’t mean person is “lying,” or isn’t really suffering Memories of things happening before age of 3 are unreliable 2 But abuse DOES happen — have to be careful not to automatically disbelieve everyone. CLIVE WEARING BIOLOGY OF MEMORY Structural Aspects Where in the brain is memory stored? Hippocampus Frontal & Temporal Lobes Amygdala Cerebellum Biochemical Aspects Stressful events can alter creation of memories ─ stress hormones- can improve/strengthen implicit, while weakening explicit memories...
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- Fall '07
- Psychology, Prior learned info, passively record info, Repressed/False Memory Controversy