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Chapter 13 biological psychology memory

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 324
Professor
Tara M Burke
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 13­ Learning and Memory Learning:  process by which experiences change our nervous system and hence our  behavior ­ we refer to these changes as memory Learning is a biological process like weight lifting. When you learn, you strengthen  neurons, or even make new neural connections Neuroplasticity: capacity of neurons/ neural networks in the brain to change their  connections/ behaviors in resoinse to new info, sensory stimulation, development,  damage or dysfunction ­ “neurons that fire together, wire together” Theories of Leaning:  Classical Conditioning ­ Pavlov Operant Conditioning ­ Effects of a particular behavior in a particular situation increases or decreases the  probability of behavior ­ Deals with the modification of voluntary behavior ­ Reinforcement: a consequence that causes a behavior to occur with greater  frequency ­ Punishment: consequence that causes a behaviour to occur decreased frequency ­ Extinction: caused by the lack of any consequence following a behaviour. When a  behaviour is inconsequential it will occur less frequently Perceptual Learning ­ Stimulus response association Relational Learning  ­ more complex that simple S­R associations ­ Involves learning the temporal and spatial relationships among objects and events ­ Memory allows you to travel back in time Memory ­ Hebb: ­ Short term memory: limited capacity, rehearsal allows for remembering, If  something was lost its gone forever
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