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PSY100 - Effects of Early Episodic Memory

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

Description
Effects of Early Episodic Memory on Impairment is intact episodic memory necessary for normal devleopment of ToM long term declarative memory o Episodic memory (contextual memory for episodes, rich in detail, specific to time and place,) ex last bday, wearing, cake o Semantic memory - facts (ex remember who teacher is without remembering episode) Hippocampus: damage to it known to result in declarative memory impairment, with episodic memory being preferentially lost Theory of Mind: ability to formulate hypothesis about contents of other peoples minds (ex false belief test) Rationale: o Neuroimaging studies show high degree of overlap in brain activation for episodic memory and ToM o From developmental lit: episodic memory and ToM capabilities emerge at
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