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Unformatted text preview: s   Memory fades from specific to general or “gist”   Causes ▪  ▪  ▪  ▪  Shallow initial encoding Reduction in strength of neural connections Retroactive interference Inappropriate retrieval cues   Resistance to transience ▪  Elaborate on memories ▪  Multiple short exposures ▪  Unique experiences 2.) Absentmindedness   Everyday failure in remembering information and intended activities   The information was not encoded very well ▪  Insufficient attention ▪  Superficial, automatic processing during encoding 2.) Absentmindedness   Keys   Weapon focus   Parked car   Prospective memory ▪  Take medicine ▪  Mail letter ▪  Make phone call 26 2.) Absentmindedness   Causes ▪  Insufficient processing ▪  Secondary task ▪  Insufficient environmental cues ▪  Prospective memory problems ▪  ▪  ▪  ▪  Event- based: When x happens I need to do y Time- based: Do x at time y Need to access memory at appropriate moment Multiple loads on memory system   Resistance to Absentmindedness ▪  Intentional attention at encoding ...
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