TB4 P&C Lecture 1; Structures of memory

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1. What did the case study of HM show?

  • That STM and LTM can be damaged independently
  • Evidence for retrograde amnesia
  • Different brain regions are important for memory, of which there are different types
  • Evidence for anterograde amnesia
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2. What is proactive interference

  • Interference caused by external stimuli e.g/ a loud sound
  • The tendency for previously learned recall to disrupt the recall of new information
  • The tendency for new information to disrupt the recall of previously learned information
  • When concious processes such as speech interfere with the recall of information

3. Which of these is a major reason for forgetting memories in LTM?

  • Retrieval failure
  • Lack of attention
  • Similar co-occuring information
  • Overload of information due to large capacity

4. Define temporary modality-specific storage

  • How long memories stay in sensory memory (a fraction of a second)
  • The duration of memories in storage (STM limited, LTM infinite)
  • A basic property of sensory memory, each sense has a seperate store (iconic, haptic etc.)
  • Another word for Short term memory (STM)

5. What is the digit span of STM?

  • 7+-2 digits
  • It has no digit span
  • 9 digits
  • 5 digits


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