Psy 123_Lec 12 Memory

In the event related analysis they contrasted trials

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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 was only...
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