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103_12_full - PSYC 103 Winter 2011 Lecture 12 Review...

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PSYC 103 Winter 2011 Lecture 12 Review session: Pepper Canyon Hall, room 106 Feb 3 rd @ 7:00 pm
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Memory Learning and memory are integrally related; you cannot have one without the other Studies of “Learning” and “memory” focus on different stages of the information processing pathway Acquisition Retention Retrieval Learning experiments vary this Memory experiments vary these
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Interference Acquisition Retention Retrieval Retroactive interference: Decrease in performance at time 2 (retrieval) due to the occurrence, during the retention interval, of items that are similar to the to-be-remembered target Proactive interference : disruption of recall at ‘time 2’ by information learned before the to-be-remembered item at ‘time 1’ (Time 2) (Time 1) ‘distractor’ acts here confusing information acts here (Time 0) …..
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RETROACTIVE New learning interferes with old study for psy103 test study for bio test take psy test PROACTIVE Old learning interferes with new study for psy103 test study for bio test take bio test time
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Conditions at T1 Distribution of experience Error rates increase during successive tests on the same day due to proactive interference Radial arm maze performance (choices 2-8) The corrected mean probability of a correct response for choices on an eight-arm radial maze when 8 test trials were given in succession (adapted from Olton, 1978).
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Events during the retention interval Retroactive interference: Decrease in performance at T2 (retrieval) due to the occurrence, during the retention interval, of items that are similar to the to-be-remembered target Habituation response to tones, in rabbits Habituation effect Habituation is abolished when a “distractor” is presented - first tone is forgotten
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