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What is interference?
Things that we have learnt that make it difficult to recall other information that we have learnt. Retroactive (new interferes with old) Proactive (old interferes with new)
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Explanation of forgetting: Context?
Context such as setting or environment helps us remember information previously learnt in the same setting. When we must recall that information in a new setting it is harder to recall information and so we forget.
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Explanation of forgetting: Brain damage?
Such as retrograde amnesia or anterograde amnesia.
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Describe a case study on Brain damage.
Milner et al - A patient suffering from epilepsy underwent an operation in two thirds of his hippocampus was removed. Since the operation he was unable to learn new information. This shows that the hippocampus is needed to record new information.
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Description of factors affecting eyewitness testimonies.
Leading questions, hints at a particular type of answer is required. Unfamiliar faces, people are better at recognising faces of people they are familiar with/recognise. Context, reinstating the context of an event will improve the accuracy of recall
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what is the practical application of the multi store explanation of memory?
short term memory hold roughly 7 chunks of information which is why car registration numbers never exceed that number. Therefor if you need to remember a car registration number you can do so by repeating it aloud to yourself.
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what are the practical applications of the reconstructive explanation of memory?
1.helps us understand why when two people are recalling the same event they may have different versions. 2. we must be careful when listening to eye witness testemonies as they may have altered the facts to make sense of the event.
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what are the practical applications of the LOP model explanation of memory?
To improve study skills, instead of reading something over and over, you can try reading it once and then writing it in your own words as that would require semantic processing.
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what are the practical applications of interference explanation of forgetting?
if you have more than 1 subject to revise in one night, try to avoid studying two similar subjects. If you have to study similar subjects make sure you but s break inbetween learning.
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what are the practical applications of context explanation of forgetting?
to reduce forgetting you could make your learning space at home resemble the environment in which you will be tested. Eg work at your desk instead of your bed
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Explanation of forgetting: Context?

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Context such as setting or environment helps us remember information previously learnt in the same setting. When we must recall that information in a new setting it is harder to recall information and so we forget.

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Explanation of forgetting: Brain damage?

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Describe a case study on Brain damage.

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Description of factors affecting eyewitness testimonies.

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