Class Notes (838,815)
Canada (511,110)
Psychology (3,528)
PSY100H1 (1,637)
A.W.Denton (13)
Lecture

Chapter 7 - part II.doc

3 Pages
72 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
A.W.Denton
Semester
Fall

Description
PSY100H1S Oct. 16 & 18, 2012 Attention and Memory Lecture - Chapter 7 Long-term memory: Information Organization • Retrieval cue: anything that is encoded can be a retrieval cue - anything encoded / any stimulus Context-dependent memory: the context that you are in when recalling is similar when you encoded • ‣ lots of evidence that it exists and works ‣ anything in that environmental context Examples of CDM • the scuba diver study: the context meshed the encoding information. • there was either a match or mismatch • they recalled more if the recall situation matched the encoding situation i.e. better to recall words in environment you learned them • use this to your advantage: • background noise / music there is memory enhancement • • revisiting a childhood home • you get a “flood” of memories • suddenly you start remembering all of these things that happened while you were there • if you can’t recreate the environment you call mentally visualize the location • it also tends to lead to better recall • stress can interfere with mental recall State dependent memory: • looking at your internal state e.g. mood, drugs, etc. • if the internal state matched in encoding and recalling is the same it also enhances the memory recall The Biology of Memory • there is not a “memory part” of your brain • medial temporal lobe: • H.M. e.g. - he was no longer able to form new memories • everyday from the surgery was a new day for him • the medial temporal lobe are really important for declarative memory: what we know for sure • he still had part of his procedural / motor memory - even though he did not remember he got better • also see Clive Wearing (YouTube) • reconsolidation: every time we think of an old memory it might not be the same as the original was PSY100H1S Oct. 16 & 18, 2012 Attention and Memory Lecture - Chapter 7 • a lot of the time our memories get flawed, biased, changed from the original memory • Hippocampus: important for spatial memory i.e. environment memory (where you are, where you’re go- ing) • e.g. Rats and the Morris Water Maze: when they have damage to the Hippocampus the 8th trial looks the same as the 1st trial. They never learn where the platform is • Frontal lobe: really important for almost every different type of memory • • encoding any type o
More Less

Related notes for PSY100H1

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit