TB4 P&C Lecture 1; Structures of memory

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1. 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
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2. What is the serial position effect?

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

3. What is proactive interference

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

4. What is the digit span of STM?

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

5. What happens easily to memories in STM (MSM model)

  • They are easily rehearsed
  • They are easily moveable from sensory to LT memory
  • They are sensitive to interruption and displacement due to limited capacity, attention needed.
  • They are easily transferred to LTM with attention

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