TB4 P&C Lecture 1; Structures of memory

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1. What did the case study of HM show?

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

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

3. Define temporary modality-specific storage

  • 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.)
  • How long memories stay in sensory memory (a fraction of a second)
  • Another word for Short term memory (STM)

4. What is the digit span of STM?

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

5. What is the serial position effect?

  • Items with a longer digit length are hardest to recall from a list due to the capacity of STM
  • It is hardest to recall items from the middle of the list, due to primacy and recency effects
  • It is easier to recall items from the end as they were last studied
  • It is easier to recall info at the start as first items are studied the most


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