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1. what are the names of the two subsystems in the WMM?

  • articulatory loop and visuo-spatial sketchpad
  • buffer and central executive
  • Phonological loop and visuo-spatial sketchpad
  • phonological store and buffer
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2. what are the two parts of the phonological loop and what do they each do?

  • phonological store - verbal info e.g. speech and articulatory loop - auditory info e.g articulatory processing
  • phonological store - auditory info e.g articulatory processing and articulatory loop - verbal info e.g speech
  • phonological loop - hearing and articulatory store - speaking/verbal info

3. Describe procedural LTM

  • implicit (conscious), occur early in life and don't require much attention, e.g how to walk, talk, eat, etc
  • explicit (conscious), personal experiences, initially coded in pre-frontal cortex but stored in neoortex, come together in hippocampus to form a memory episode
  • explicit (conscious), include general knowledge , concepts, meanings (e.g how to spell) initial coding is in the pre-frontal and temporal lobes

4. What is the episodic buffer (WMM)

  • Intergrates visual, spatial and verbal info to form memory 'episodes' in the mind.
  • Element of mind which helps individuals to remember scenes from films etc
  • Integrates verbal and auditory info to help individuals process sounds into meanings

5. Describe semantic LTM

  • explicit (conscious), personal experiences, initially coded in pre-frontal cortex but stored in neoortex, come together in hippocampus to form a memory episode
  • explicit (conscious), include general knowledge , concepts, meanings (e.g how to spell) initial coding is in the pre-frontal and temporal lobes
  • implicit (conscious), occur early in life and don't require much attention, e.g how to walk, talk, eat, etc

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