Long-term potentiation. Gradual strengthening of the connections among
neurons from repetitive stimulation.
Retrograde amnesia. Loss of memories from our past.
Anterograde amnesia. Inability to encode new memories from our
Meta-memory. Knowledge about our own memory abilities and
Infantile amnesia. Inability of adults to remember personal
experiences that took place at an early age.
Flashbulb memory. Emotional memory that is extraordinarily vivid
Source monitoring confusion. Lack of clarity about the origin of a memory.
Cryptomnesia. Failure to recognise that our ideas originated with
Suggestive memory technique. Procedure that encourages patients to recall
memories that may/may not have taken place.
Misinformation effect. Creation of fictitious memories by providing
misleading info about an event after it takes place.
Engram. The physical location