Animals usually respond to environmental stimuli based on a baseline response, but if the
baseline response is altered they are learning.
Memory is the storage of altered baseline response.
Amensia – process of consolidation does not occur.
Dori could not hold memory for a long time – anterograde amnesia.
Protein synthesis inhibitors – can disrupt the consolidation process – drug manipulation of
Development of organism is altered in animals – genetic manipulation of memory consolidation.
Disease: e.g. H.M.
Stored in the temporal lobe – facts (semantic) and events (episodic)
Fear dependent learning – amygdala
Reflexive forms of learning – skeletal musculature – expose rabbit to noxious puffs of air and
have them associate this reflexive stimulus with a light source. Eventually the response would be
to the light source.
Subliminal messaging – priming – mainly through neocortex.
Suprachiasmatic nucleus – neuronal firing corresponds to locomotor activity of the body
associated with circadian rhythms.
Korsakofs Syndrome – Vitamin B deficiency Alcoholism, Malnutrition.
Iconic memory – memory that enters your short term visual sensory system, remembering the
box outline after the box has been taken away from the screen.
Visual and spatial information – visuouspatial sketchpad.
Phonological loop – auditory memory
Episodic buffer –
Place cells important for spatial navigation, they are part of the hippocampus.
Delay – conditioned and uncondition