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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY270H5
Professor
Christine Burton
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 6 LongTerm memory Structure 148154Korsakoffs syndrome condition caused by a prolonged deficiency of vitamin B1 usually as a result of chronic alcoholismoDestruction of areas in the frontal and temporal lobesoCauses severe and permanent impairments in memoryAnterograde Amnesia loss of the ability to assimilate or retain new knowledgeRetrograde Amnesia loss of memory for events that have happened in the pastDistinguishing between LongTerm Memory and ShortTerm MemoryLTM system responsible for storing information for long periods of timeLongTerm and ShortTerm ProcessesWorking memory accounts for anything that has happened within the last 30 secondsAnything before thatpart of longterm memoryoDurationLTMlong STMWMvery shortoCapacityLTMvery large STMWMvery limitedLTMarchive that we can refer to as we use working memorySerial Position CurveMemory is better for words at the beginning of the list and at the end of the list than for words in the middlePrimacy effe
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