Long Term Memory

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What is the duration of LTM?
Many years to a lifetime
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Who found out the duration of LTM?
Bahrick found that people could identify people from their school, 48 years later, 70% of the time
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What is the capacity of LTM?
It seems to be unlimited but it is difficult to test due to lack of knowledge on how to access memory
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How is LTM encoded?
Semantically
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Who found out how LTM is encoded and how?
Baddeley gave RP's lists of words that either had similar or different meanings and found that they could recall those that had different meanings easier than those that had similar meanings.
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What are the 3 types of LTM store?
Episodic, Semantic and Procedural
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What is episodic memory?
Remembering doing something either visually or acoustically in the mind
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What is semantic memory?
Remembering facts and knowledge that has been learnt
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What is procedural memory?
Skills learnt such as walking
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What was the case of HM?
He has a brain op and couldn't form new episodic or semantic memories but could form new procedural ones showing that they are seperate
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What was the case of Vicari?
She had a brain op and her episodic was damaged but her semantic was fine which shows they are seperate stores too
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Where is the semantic memory found?
Perirhenal cortex
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Where is the episodic memory found?
Hippocampus
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