1. What is retrograde amnesia?
- The inability as adults to remember information prior to 3 years old, due to incomplete hippocampal development
- Having impaired LTM for past and future events
- The disruption of memories from the past, especially episodic memory
- The inability to form new, explicit long term memories, resulting from hippocampal damage
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2. 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
3. Which tasks did amnesiac pps perform best at?
- Free recall tasks
- Implicit memory tasks, at a similar level to the controls
- Explicit memory tasks
4. Define temporary modality-specific storage
- How long memories stay in sensory memory (a fraction of a second)
- A basic property of sensory memory, each sense has a seperate store (iconic, haptic etc.)
- Another word for Short term memory (STM)
- The duration of memories in storage (STM limited, LTM infinite)
5. What is eyewitness transference?
- The face is familiar, but the situation remembered in is incorrect
- There is familiarity of a face but no real memory
- There is no familiarity and no memory of a face
- A failure to encode faces