TB4 P&C Lecture 1; Structures of memory

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1. What did the case study of HM show?

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

  • Explicit memory (factual knowledge + personal exp.) and Implicit memory (Long term memories of conditioned responses+learned skills
  • Episodic memory (impersonal facts and everyday knowledge), Semantic memory (Personal experiences linked with specific times and places)
  • Explicit memory (Long term memories of conditioned responses and learned skills), Implicit memory (factual knowledge and personal experiences)
  • Semantic memory (impersonal facts and everyday knowledge), Episodic memory (Personal experiences linked with specific times and places)

3. What is eyewitness transference?

  • A failure to encode faces
  • The face is familiar, but the situation remembered in is incorrect
  • There is no familiarity and no memory of a face
  • There is familiarity of a face but no real memory

4. What is retrograde amnesia?

  • Having impaired LTM for past and future events
  • The disruption of memories from the past, especially episodic memory
  • The inability as adults to remember information prior to 3 years old, due to incomplete hippocampal development
  • The inability to form new, explicit long term memories, resulting from hippocampal damage

5. Which tasks did amnesiac pps perform best at?

  • Recognition
  • Implicit memory tasks, at a similar level to the controls
  • Free recall tasks
  • Explicit memory tasks

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