PS263 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Anterograde Amnesia, Retrograde Amnesia, Memory Consolidation

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23 Nov 2012
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What"s the difference between learning and memory. Learning is the ability to acquire new things, memory is ability to acquire, store and then use it. Mazes that mice went through had noise effects (creeks), smells from the past mice going through= the. The more brain he destroyed the worse the memory got task requires all parts of the brain. H. m. - an epileptic who has his temporal lobes removed in 1953- temporal extremely important in remembering everything from your life. His seizures were dramatically reduced- but so was his ability to encode new memories. Mild retrograde amnesia and severe anterograde amnesia resulted ability to remember and encode new information- couldn"t learn about anything new that requires declarative memory. Medial temporal lobes are involves in specific kinds of memory. Short-term emmory and long term memory are distrinctly separate processes. It was originally believed the hippocampus is gateway to declarative memory consolidation and not for declarative memory recall= wrong.

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