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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY2301
Professor
Andra Smith
Semester
Winter

Description
Guest Lecture • 2 kinds of memory o Implicit or explicit • Severe anterograde amnesia video: o Still able to carry out a conversation o Only has memory for 30 seconds Neural system underlying explicit and implicit memories • Anterograde amnesia – cant make new memories • The other kind of amnesia is when you cant remember things before a certain point Dissociations • Why do we think that these two domains memory are relatively independent? • Dissociations: o When manipulation A (brain injury) affects process X but not Y  Ex: medial temporal damage affects explicit memory much more than implicit  memory o Problem: what if mental operation that has been impaired is just more difficult, and requires  more “brain power” • Double dissociation o When manipulation A affects process X but not Y, and manipulation B affects  Y but not X Medial Temporal System • Medial temporal region o Hippocampus  Beside there is tissue that might be important for memory  Might be specialized o Amygdala? o 3 other distinct
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