Lecture: Biology of Memory and Forgetting

studied byStudied by 30 people
0.0(0)
get a hint
hint

Hippocampus

1 / 13

Tags & Description

Studying Progress

0%
New cards
14
Still learning
0
Almost done
0
Mastered
0
14 Terms
1
New cards

Hippocampus

switching station between STM and LTM; involved with explicit LTM

New cards
2
New cards

Thalamus

Encodes sensory memory to STM; "sensory switchboard"

New cards
3
New cards

Cerebellum

involved with implicit memories, especially procedural

New cards
4
New cards

Cerebral Cortex

outer covering of brain with job of holding memories

New cards
5
New cards

Karl Lashley

Experimented with rats and cerebral cortex-- found that the cerebral cortex held memories

New cards
6
New cards

Issues with the Hippocampus

Amnesia results from___

New cards
7
New cards

Long-term Potentiation

Strengthening connections between neurons through learning and use [of neurons] ---- more efficiency = more receptor sites on neurons

New cards
8
New cards

Storage Decay

<p>Retention drops quick, then levels off [Ebbinghause Forgetting Curve]</p>

Retention drops quick, then levels off [Ebbinghause Forgetting Curve]

<p>Retention drops quick, then levels off [Ebbinghause Forgetting Curve]</p>
New cards
9
New cards

Anterograde Amnesia

Can't make new memories AFTER an injury/event-- implicit memory still intact

New cards
10
New cards

Retrograde Amnesia

Disrupts memory stored prior to injurt or event (due to damage to memory-storage areas, not hippocampus)

New cards
11
New cards

Proactive Interference

a way of forgetting-- old information interferes with new information

New cards
12
New cards

Retroactive Interference

a way of forgetting-- new information interferes with old information

New cards
13
New cards

Sigmund Freud

supported contreversial idea: idea of repression as a defense mechanism (hiding painful memories from concious mind)

  • believed that repressed memories can be recovered later

New cards
14
New cards

Elizabeth Loftus

Challeged Freud-- focused on research showing malleability of memory

-- believed memories can be manipulated and changed over time

New cards

Explore top notes

note Note
studied byStudied by 38 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 14 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 75 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 4 people
Updated ... ago
4.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 3 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 11 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 10 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 1591 people
Updated ... ago
4.7 Stars(14)

Explore top flashcards

flashcards Flashcard36 terms
studied byStudied by 15 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard75 terms
studied byStudied by 6 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard56 terms
studied byStudied by 12 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)
flashcards Flashcard37 terms
studied byStudied by 3 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard67 terms
studied byStudied by 5 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard71 terms
studied byStudied by 99 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(2)
flashcards Flashcard47 terms
studied byStudied by 22 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard66 terms
studied byStudied by 208 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(2)