Schematic image of brain with hippocampus amygdala

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Unformatted text preview: with Hippocampus, Amygdala, and Cerebellum Highlighted Different brain structures help us remember different types of information. The hippocampus is particularly important in explicit memories, the cerebellum is particularly important in implicit memories, and the amygdala is particularly important in emotional memories. From Flat World Knowledge, Introduction to Psychology, v1.0, CC-BY-NC-SA. Page 3 of 6 The Biology of Memory 12/26/13, 4:23 PM While the hippocampus is handling explicit memory, the cerebellum and the amygdala are concentrating on implicit and emotional memories, respectively. Research shows that the cerebellum is more active when we are learning associations and in priming tasks, and animals and humans with damage to the cerebellum have more difficulty in classical conditioning studies. [13] [14] The cerebellum is also highly involved in the learning of procedural tasks which need fine motor control, such as writing, riding a bike, and sewing. The storage of many of our most important emotional memories, and particularly those related to fear, is initiated and controlled by the amygdala. [15] If both amygdalae are damag...
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