1. What is retrograde amnesia?
- The disruption of memories from the past, especially episodic memory
- 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
- Having impaired LTM for past and future events
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2. 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
3. What is proactive interference
- When concious processes such as speech interfere with the recall of information
- The tendency for previously learned recall to disrupt the recall of new information
- Interference caused by external stimuli e.g/ a loud sound
- The tendency for new information to disrupt the recall of previously learned information
4. What is the digit span of STM?
- 5 digits
- 7+-2 digits
- 9 digits
- It has no digit span
5. Which of these is a major reason for forgetting memories in LTM?
- Similar co-occuring information
- Retrieval failure
- Lack of attention
- Overload of information due to large capacity