Psychobiology of memory and emotion; Memory consolidation (L2)

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What kind of sensory memory is responsible for the visual memory?
Iconic Memory
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Who investigated Iconic memory in 1960?
Sperling
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What did Sperling find?
People remember 4-5 items when presented 12 letters, but the addition of an auditory cue they could remember more
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What does TMS do?
Creates a virtual lesion
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What do reversible inactivation studies do?
Drugs that temporarily inhibit parts of the brain
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Patient HM had lesions to which part of the brain, which resulted in which type of memory loss?
Bilateral lobectomy of the medial temporal lobes meant he lost episodic memory (spanning back 11 years)
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What type of animal is fear conditioning associated with?
Rodents (rats)
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What does a rat do when receiving an electric shock?
Freeze (startle response)
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Which part of the brain is integral for early memory consolidation?
The hippocampus
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Which part of the brain is believed to store our long-term memories
Neo cortex
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Are NMDA receptors responsible for STM or LTM or both?
Both
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The hippocampus is good for __________ and the neocortex is good for _________
Plasticity; Stability
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What did Bontempi et al (1999) prove in rats in a maze task dependent on memory?
Hippocampi showed higher metabolic activity when learning and at 25 days rats relied on mPFC
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Describe the stability-plasticity dilemma
The brain needs to acquire new info without constantly overriding older knowledge
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Which part of the brain experiences physiological changes in fear conditioning?
The amygdala
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What bacterial protein can be injected into the amygdala to disrupt fear conditioning, and why does it do this?
Anisomycin, it inhibits protein synthesis which LTM is reliant on
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What type of protein is increased in the amygdala after learning that is also important for consolidation?
Arc protein
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