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Psychology Ch. 6

PSY 200 Ch. 6 Test

Sustained attention ability to maintain attention for a prolonged period of time
elaboration different connection around a stimulus at any given level, also linked with neural activity especially the brain's left frontal lobe
atkinson/shiffrin sensory, Long-term memory, short-term memory
Short-Term Memory has more capacity than sensory and a longer duration
Working memory active memory system
visual-spacial sketch pad limitedd
ematic-episodic explicit
asks who, what, when, where, why? explicit
asks how? implicit
conscious recollection of facts explicit
nonconscious knowledge derived from past experience implicit
also called declarative explicit
procedural, priming, non declarative skills implicit
episodic means autobiographical, about your life, explicit
priming is activation of info. you already have in sotrage which helps to remember new infor. better. Enhances retrieval.
We have a _____ for a restaurant when we know a host will take us to our table, a waiter will take our drink orders, then we will be brought bread. script
Cake, candles, balloons, presents, games script for birthday party
Connectionist view memories are organized
Long-term potentiation how memory functions at neuron level
cerebellum and cerebral cortex implicit memory
amyglia emotional memories
multiple choice recognition
essay question recall
flash bulb memory memory of stand-out events in someon's life
motivated forgetting and repressed memories traumatic memories
abused as child repressed memory
ebbinghouse most forgetting occurs soon after we learn something
encoding failures info. fails to be encoded into LTM
retrieval failures proactive interference - info learned earlier interferes with info learned alter retroactive interference - info learned later interferes with info learned earlier
Decay theory neuro chemical, memory trace, disintegrates over time
antegrade amnesia have LTM, not have STM
autiobio forms personal identity
memory saying use it or lose it
atkinson-shiffrin theory Sensory - fraction of a second to a few seconds short term - 30 seconds long term - life time
differences between recall and recognition, example of each, and which is better memory performance recall is memory task retrieving previously learned info, ex essay question regonition is memory task have to identify learned items, ex multiple choice question.
Created by: Imasingingal