Components of memory (9&10)

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1. How do we know that WM is different from LTM?

  • Experiments on normal people, effects of brain damage and introspection
  • Word on the street
  • We don't, its all lies
  • Sensory output, flashbacks and experience from others
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2. How long were p's asked to recall trigram and what did results show?

  • 3,6,9 secs. Long delay = more recall.
  • 3 and 18 secs. Short delay = less recall.
  • 3,6,9,12,15,18. Longer delay = less recall; 3 secs = 80% recall
  • Too long and they all died

3. Explain physiology?

  • I'd rather not thank you
  • Something must hold new info while consolidated to LTM= requires protein synthesis
  • The anatomy of one's brain associated with memory
  • Something must hold new info while consolidated to STM

4. What was the traditional view of memory?

  • Patient HM: no memory whatsoever m8
  • Einstein-70s: memory cannot be viewed
  • Aristotle-50s: single faculty of mind
  • Darwin-60s: two routes of memory

5. Define STM (short term memory):

  • Ess Tee Emm yh
  • Ability to hold info over short intervals
  • Inability to hold info over short intervals
  • Ability to hold info for weeks


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