LTM/STM

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  • Types of LTM
    • Episodic
      • Personal memories of events,
      • Declarative: Can explain/talk about them, knowing that
      • Contextual details
      • Emotional tone
    • Semantic
      • Facts and knowledge
      • Concrete (ice is made of water) or abstract (mathematical knowledge)
      • Declarative
    • Procedural
      • How to do things
      • Automatic as a result of repeated practice
      • Non- Declarative: cannot explain/talk about it, knowing how
    • Clive Wearing
      • Viral infection that attacked his brain caused amnesia
      • Damaged hippocampus and area around it
      • Can still play piano
      • Does not remember musical education
      • Knows he has children, cannot remember their names
      • Believes every time he sees his wife is for the first time in years
      • Procedural memory not affected
      • Semantic and episodic memory damaged
      • Evidence for different types of LTM
  • Semantic
    • Facts and knowledge
    • Concrete (ice is made of water) or abstract (mathematical knowledge)
    • Declarative

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