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Chapter 12 Neuropsyc

anterograde amnesia impairment in forming new memories
retrograde amnesia inability to remember events prior to impairment
consolidation process in which brain forms a (sorta) permanent physical representation of a memory
retreival process of accessing stored memories-act of remembering
place cells increase rate of firing when individual is in a specific location in the environment, found in hippocampus
declarative memory involves learning that results in memories of facts, ppl, and events a person can verbalize/declare
nondeclarative memory memories for behaviors from procedural/skills learning, emotional learning, and s-r conditioning
working memory provides a temporary register for info while it's being used.
Hebb rule if an axon of a presynaptic neuron is active while the postsynaptic neuron is firing, the synapse between them will be strengthened
LTP persistent strengthening of synapses from simultaneous activation of presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons
LTD decrease in strength of synapses when stimulation of presynaptic neurons is insufficient to activate the postsynaptic neuron. Modifies mems and clears old mems for new info
associative LTP when weak and strong synapses on same postsynaptic neuron are active simultaneously, the weak one will be potentiated. Basis of CC.
dendritic spines outgrowths from dendrites that partially bridge the synaptic cleft and make synapses more sensitive
dementia substantial loss of memory and other cog abilities, usually in elderly
Alzheimer's most common kind of dementia, characterized by progressive brain deterioration and impaired mem/other cog abilities
plaques clumps of amyloid beta, a type of protein, that cluster among axon terminals and interfere with neural transmission
neurofibrillary tangles formed by accumulation of tau protein inside neurons, associated with brain cell death
reserve hypothesis ppl with greater cog/brain capacity can compensate for brain change due to aging, brain damage, or disorders like Alzheimer's.
spontaneous confabulation fabricate stories/facts to make up for those missing from their memories. Common in those with Korsakoff.
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