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Unformatted text preview: refrontal cortex.! Levels of Processing Model of Memory! In the event-related analysis, they contrasted trials that were
subsequently remembered to those that were subsequently
forgotten. Activations in the prefrontal cortex were
attributed to cognitive control mechanisms (and not
encoding processes per se) that process information at
various levels. These prefrontal regions then interact with
medial temporal lobe mechanisms that actually encode or
consolidate the information into a lasting memory trace.! Craik & Tulving, 1974!
The more one elaborates and thinks deeply about the
study item, the better one will remember the studied
item later.! It appears the PFC is part of the control processes when you deeply remember something. It suggests that the encoding of these events by the MTL must be very ﬂexible and its
really going to depend on how much attention you give it and how much you elaborate it. Content vs. Control: Cortical Inﬂuences on Encoding and Retrieval! Neuron, 2012!
Subjects learned pairs of objects, with some overlap in
one object. At test, they were shown one object and had
to remember which of two alternatives that object was
paired with. On some trials, the right object was directly
paired with the probe object, and sometimes the object
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