PS 102 Lecture 11: Human Memory - Thursday February 11, 2016

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Lecture 11 – Thursday February 11, 2016
Long-Term Memory: NonDeclarative
Reected in skills and actions
Some classical conditioned responses
Procedural memory is the memory for how to carry out some skill
oE.g. Making a sunny-side up egg
Long Term Memory
If you want to be remembered among a list of presenters, where
in the line up do you want to be?
oBeginning or end
Distinction between short-term and long-term memory seen in
‘serial position e%ect’
Serial Position E%ect
U-shaped pattern
oTwo components – primacy and recency e%ect
Primary e%ect
oInformation transferred to long-term memory
Recency e%ect
oInformation still in short-term memory
oE%ect diminished if time delay before recall
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Long-Term Memory and the Brain
Di%erent structures work together for memory
Cerebral Cortex
oSemantic and autobiographical memory
Prefrontal cortex
oEpisodic memory
Hippocampus
oConsolidation
Cerebellum
oProcedural memory
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