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Unformatted text preview: 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- ex. how to tell time, how to subtract numbers, etc- EPISODIC MEMORY: memory for speciFc 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 - KC suffered brain injury through motorcycle accident; damaged areas that are...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course PSYCH 332 taught by Professor Koestner during the Winter '11 term at McGill.
- Winter '11