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Lecture 12 - Feb 10

Lecture 12 - Feb 10 - 213 Feb 10th 2011 Memory Systems When...

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Memory Systems When : February 17, 2.35-3.55pm (During Class Time). Where : LEA132 and LEA 232 Assigned Seating: Schedule posted online. Know your room and seat #. Procedural Information: --Arrive on time --If in LEA132, enter through the correct entrance (blue/yellow color code) --Know your TA Name and your group number --Write your name and student number on the exam and scantron --When done put your scantron sheet with the exam booklet --Drop your exam booklet in the correct box labeled by TA and group number Midterm Information: Exam Length: 1 hour (2.45-3.45). Cannot leave early. Type of Exam: 70 Multiple Choice Questions. Multiple versions of exam. PEN AND PENCIL ONLY. Translation dictionary permitted with my permission. WebCT Chat Session 6-pm-10pm. I will be online between 7 and 8 pm. Exam: Chapters 1 - 6 There are 3 general memory systems: 1. sensory memory - order of seconds 2. short term memory - seconds to minutes 3. long-term memory - minutes to years Long Term Memory - holds information that is retained for a long period of time - large capacity - holds information for years (decades, or life; it can also hold information in the order of minutes.) - it does not just operate in years, it holds information longer then the other two types but not necessarily for a long time - some content of LTM is available to consciousness - we think that all our memory we can say what it is - major distinction in long term memory: - explicit (declarative) vs implicit (non declarative memory) Explicit memory - tightly coupled with language - consciously recall and express with language - Endel Tulving : Semantic and Episodic memory (he made this division between two types of explicit memory) - SEMANTIC: general facts 213: Feb 10th, 2011
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- ex. how to tell time, how to subtract numbers, etc - EPISODIC MEMORY: memory for specific events in our life (autobiographical) - ex. what was prom like? - Endel Tulving observed that semantic and episodic memory would dissociate in the brain (2 different mechanisms that contribute to these two types of long term memory); he demonstrated that by studying patient KC -
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