Psychology 1000 Lecture 12: November 27, 2012

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What evidence is there for different memory systems: indigo children . Actually most of them had adhd: acquisition: encoding. Retention (storage: retrieval: decoding, information sensory register short term memory output or long. Trace fades quickly (visual icon, auditory echo) Other registers very poor (e. g. smell of a rose) Material held by rehearsal (repetition), temporary storage system. No rehearsal info lost forgetting. Rapidly lost unless we actively do something with it. Limited capacity: on average we can hold 7 +/- 2 items. Forgetting involves one of two process: decay or interference. Semantic coding (words that mean the same thing will interfere) Memory consolidation/ltp moves information from stm ltm. Through sleep/ active rehearsal (organize & do something with it) Evidence from cases of brain damage (clive wearing) Case of h. m. (could remember how to do a task but no memory of actually carrying out the task)

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