PSYA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Clive Wearing, Encephalitis, Long-Term Memory

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2 Dec 2016
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We have multiple memory systems that handle different roles. Better to think of memory as a process or a verb. Memory is who you are: clive wearing. Got herpes encephalitis and the part of the brain based around memory were destroyed. He lives in the present and has a 10 second memory. Could remember his wife and how to play music. Variety of memory systems: sensory memory systems. The trail of a light when it moves back and forth. The memory system is trying to keep the memory alive. People on average get 4 and a half letters out of the 9. The fact that you get 2 and a half letters out of the 3 information and makes it present. Echoic memory rows, it means that at the moment, you had 7 and a half available, but 2 faded way. We aren"t paying attention to all the sensory. This system switches to something that isn"t present,

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