Psy 123_Lec 12 Memory

For example if asked to look at a word and asked is

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Unformatted text preview: remember that it better. For example, if asked to look at a word and asked is it capitalized? This would be processing it on a very low level, compared to if you were asked whether that word is a living or non-living object (high-level of processing). 40:00 Found higher levels of activation in the PFC for words you know very well vs words you don't. Interestingly, had a lot of activity in the PFC and parietal, but wouldn't see activity in the MTL. Which seems to counter a lot of the information out there. Building Memories: Remembering and Forgetting of Verbal Experiences as Predicted by Brain Activity! Wagner et al. (1998) Science! Where’s the medial temporal lobe activation?! Tulving et al. (1994) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences! Hemispheric Encoding/Retrieval Asymmetry in Episodic Memory: Positron Emission Tomography Findings Meta-analysis of what studies were reporting is being activated, most are seen in the left and right PFC, but none in the MTL. No one understand why that was until this study by Wagner. They used a different technique in fMRI. The MTL signal is weak because of air cavity next to it. So Wagner pulled out trials where people remember vs w...
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