PSYC 317 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Long-Term Memory, Anterograde Amnesia, Retrograde Amnesia

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Long term memory: anterograde amnesia: the loss of the ability to assimilate or retain new knowledge, retrograde amnesia: the loss of memory for events that have happened in the past. Long term memory (cid:862)ar(cid:272)hi(cid:448)e(cid:863) of i(cid:374)for(cid:373)atio(cid:374) a(cid:271)out past e(cid:448)e(cid:374)ts a(cid:374)d k(cid:374)o(cid:449)ledge learned. Storage stretches from a few moments ago to as far back as one can remember. Long term memory covers a span that stretches from about 30 seconds ago to your earliest memories: coding in long term memory. Visual, auditor, and semantic encoding in short and long term memory. Semantic encoding is the predominant type of coding. Neuropsychology: the hippocampus is responsible for o(cid:374)e"s a(cid:271)ility to e(cid:374)(cid:272)ode (cid:374)e(cid:449) lo(cid:374)g-term memories, types of long term memory, explicit/declarative: conscious memory. Priming: previous experience changes response without conscious awareness: example: finding it easier to recognize words that are familiar or that you have recently seen compared to words that you have rarely encountered.

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