Psychology 3190F/G Lecture Notes - Asteroid Family, Connectionism, Implicit Memory

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Hm is a patient who underwent surgery to remove his hippocampus, amygdala, etc. (the temporal structures in his brain that induced his seizures). Hm could keep new information available for 20-30 seconds, but then lost it. His ability to learn new facts was gone, but he was able to remember his past. Memory is divided into sensory memory (millisecond 1 second), short term memory (less than one minute) and long term memory (days, months, years) Sensory memory exists for each of our senses. Iconic is for visual memory, and echoic is for auditory memory. The sensory memory is unprocessed, and is for less than a second. The purpose is to keep information about a stimulus after the stimulus has disappeared. Assessed visual sensory memory, presented subjects a 3 x 4 matrix of letters. Whole report (report as much as you can remember) Partial report (shows the sensory store is larger than what was previously shown with the whole report method)

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