Active process- using existing knowledge or information (schemas) to understand new information and therefore impose some meaning on it.
Amnesia- Memory loss usually cause by physical injury to the brain; it can also be caused by a traumatic or emotional event.
Anterograde amnesia- loss of memory after the event.
Capacity- how much can be remembered.
Context- environment or setting where something takes place.
Context memory- remembering things better depending on where you recall the information and where the information was learnt.
Duration- the length of time the memory is reatined for.
Encoding- changing information so that it can be stored.
Hippocampus- a brain structure that is crucial for memory.
Interference- things that we have learnt that make it difficult to recall other information that we have learnt.
Leading questions- a question that hints that a…