Types of long term memory

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  • Types of long term memory
    • Episodic memory
      • Knowing that - personal experiences
      • 1) Time-stamped (remembering when it happened)
        • 2)Several elements - people, places, objects and behaviours
          • 3) Concious effort to recall the memory
      • 2)Several elements - people, places, objects and behaviours
        • 3) Concious effort to recall the memory
    • Semantic memory
      • Knowing that - knowledge that everyone knows.
      • Generally start off as episodic memories but loses its association to particular events
    • Procedual memory
      • Skills - remembering how to do something
      • Acquired through repitition and practice
      • Implicit - less aware of these memories as they are more automatic
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      • Two types of LTM
        • Episodic and semantic memeories are stored together in one LTM store called declarative memory and procedural are non-declarative
      • Alzheimers PPTs
        • Some PPTs retained the ability to form new episodic memories but not semantic memories.
          • This proves there is a seperation between the two abilities and that semantic memeories can be formed independently
      • Brain damage dead
        • Scientists can't see/test different parts of the brain or the parts that are damaged  unless the PPT'S is dead
          • All just theories?
      • Problems with clinical evidence
        • Lack of control of all sorts of different variables in clinical studies

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