TB9 P&C Lecture 4; Emotion and memory

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1. In a study of tree shrews, what does stress from their natural environments cause?

  • Reduces axon branching in the hippocampus
  • Facilitates synaptic growth in the hippocampus
  • Impairs amygdala functioning
  • Causes programmed cell death in the hippocampus
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2. Which influences memory consolidation more?

  • Arousal
  • Emotional valence
  • Semantic salience
  • Perceptual valence

3. In a study using identical twins and combat trauma experience...?

  • Both twins with large hippocampi will develop PTSD
  • The large hippocampus twin with combat experience was most likely to develop PTSD
  • The small hippocampus twin with combat experience was most likely to develop PTSD
  • Both twins with small hippocampi will develop PTSD

4. Stimulus of the amygdala AFTER encoding...

  • Facilitates hippocampus consolidation
  • Is correlated with emotional understanding and TOM
  • Decreases activation in other emotion areas
  • Increases empathy

5. As people get older they exhibit the positive memory bias which is...?

  • They try to maintain wellbeing and recall more positive than negative memories
  • They become depressed and retrieve more negative memories
  • Their retrieval of emotional memories does not change
  • Their retrieval of all emotional memories is suppressed


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