Pschology Chapter 8

Pschology Chapter 8 - Stimulus specific: the memories need...

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Two categories of Memory o Explicit Memory- memories that can be consciously retrieved at will, there is awareness that we are seeking the information (ex. What did I eat for breakfast?) Semantic Memories- memories that are related to meanings of words, concepts, or facts (ex. Or preparing a sentence) Episodic Memory- memories for a specific event o Implicit Memory- memories that are not consciously recalled (ex. Riding a bike); spared when brain damage occurs
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Unformatted text preview: Stimulus specific: the memories need to be cued the same way to be accessed Amnesia- loss of memory due to brain injury, disease, stroke, or infection o Retrograde Amnesia: disrupts previous memories, difficulty remembering their childhood, children, etc. o Anterograde Amnesia: leaves consolidated memories intact but prevents new learning Improving Memory: o Study in intervals, chucking the info, elaborate the info (making the info meaningful)...
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