Vazquez.Bea_RR8.docx - Beatriz Vazquez Reading Reflection 8 PSY-101-01 1 Chapter 8 Summary This chapter discussed the process of memory storage encoding

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Beatriz Vazquez Reading Reflection 8 PSY-101-01 1. Chapter 8 Summary: This chapter discussed the process of memory storage, encoding and retrieval, along with biological issues that can impact memory. One of the most important things to remember from this chapter is that our memory is not as good as we think it is. In general, we tend to forget things easily if there is no rehearsal or repetition. The neural basis for memory is long term potentiation, which is the process in which communication across the synapse (between neurons) which strengthens the communication between neurons which makes further communication easier. Long term explicit memory occurs mainly in the frontal lobes and in the hippocampus. The hippocampus can also be a temporary storehouse for memories before being moved to long term storage, which happens during memory consolidation. Sleep is required for long term memory formation and stabilization! During sleep,

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