PSYA01 Oct. 31
Clive Weaving: no long-term memory (lack of conscious memory) due to damage to the
hippocampus, caused by syphilis and herpes.
He still had unconscious memory – was able to perfectly play piano
Variety of Memory Systems
a ‘sensory trace’ of the stimulus remains after the stimulus is gone = sensory
memory – it is very short lived
Extensively studied by George Sperling
o If people can get 2+ items in any row, no matter which row is queued, this
means they have 7.5 items in their head. Why does it fade? As reporting,
the others (aprox. 5.5 items) fade away.
o This is a type of iconic memory
Visual sensory memory
It is gone in about 1 second PSYA01