key words for memory

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encoding
changing information so that it can be stored
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multi-store
the idea that information passes through a series of memory stores
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recency effect
information recieved later is recalled better than earlier information
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primacy effect
the first information recieved is recalled better than subsequent information
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reconstructive memory
altering our recollection of things so that they make more sense to us
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levels of processing
the depth at which information is thought about when trying to learn it
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interference
things that we have learnt that make it difficult to recall other information that we have learnt
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retroactive interference
when information we have learnt recently hinders our ability to recall information we have previously learnt
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proactive interference
when information we have already learnt hinders ability to learn new information
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context
the general setting or environment in which activities happen
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anterograde amnesia
being unable to learn new information after suffering brain damage
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hippocampus
the part of the brain that is crucial for memory
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retrograde amnesia
loss of memory for vents that happened before brain damage
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leading question
a question thats hints that a particular type of answer is required
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cognitive interview
a method of questioning witnesses that involves recreating the context of an event
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stereotype
an oversimplified, generalised set of ideas that we have about others
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the idea that information passes through a series of memory stores

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multi-store

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information recieved later is recalled better than earlier information

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the first information recieved is recalled better than subsequent information

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altering our recollection of things so that they make more sense to us

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