AS AQA Types of Long Term Memory

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What are the 3 types of LTM?
PROCEDURAL, SEMANTIC AND EPISODIC
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What is Procedural Memory?
This is NOT CONSCIOUS. It is IMPLICIT. Actioned based - knowing how to do something like swim. More resistant to forgetting. Non-Declarative
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What is a study for Procedural Memory?
CLIVE WEARING - famous musician who suffered from a rare brain infliction. Some of the procedural memories he stored like playing the piano he could still do (procedural). Wouldn't say he could play (declarative)
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What is Semantic Memory?
CONSCIOUS. EXPLICIT (intentially recall). FACTS eg. birthday or capital cities but don't know when you aquired them. KNOWING WHAT + MEANING OF WORDS
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What is a study for Semantic Memory?
BOWER ET AL. Investigated semantic organisation in LTM. 2 groups of pp's were given same list of words, presented diff - random, hierachically. Organised - higher recall 73 words, random - 21 words. LTM is semantically arranged
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What is Episodic Memory?
CONSCIOUS. EXPLICIT. KNOWING THAT. 2 types of episodic memory - AUTIBIOGRAPHICAL - specific life events, EXPERIMENTAL - lists of words that we have learnt but tied to an event. FLASHBULB - detailed and vivid memories that are stored after 1 occasion
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What is a study for Episodic Memory?
CONWAY: investigate flashbulb memory of margaret thatchers resignation. 923 pps interviewed, after event. 11m later, interviewed for accuracy + vivid. 86% accurate memories, could be considered flashbulb memory
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