Retrograde amnesia loss of memories for events that occurred prior to an injury

Retrograde amnesia loss of memories for events that

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Retrograde amnesia= loss of memories for events that occurred prior to an injury - Anterograde amnesia= loss of memories for events that occur after an injury - Patient H.M.= suffered from epileptic seizures and had hippocampus removed and developed anterograde amnesia Three Key Processes in Memory 1. Encoding= getting/forming information (i.e. keyboard) a. Attention= focusing awareness on a narrowed range of stimuli or events i. Selective attention= a filter of attention; paying attention to one thing at a time; critical ii. Divided attention= focus on two or more inputs simultaneously 1. Inhibits memory formation 2. Task-switching b. Levels of Processing i. Shallow processing: structural encoding= structure of stimulus ii. Intermediate Processing: phonemic encoding= what a word sounds like iii. Deep processing: semantic encoding= meaning of verbal input c. Ways to improve encoding: maintenance/rehearsal, elaboration, visual imagery, motivation to remember, mnemonic devices (link method/method of loci) 2. Storage= maintaining encoded information overtime (i.e. hard disk) a. Sensory memory→ Short-term memory→ Long-term memory i. Sensory memory= info. preserved in its original sensory form for brief
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