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Why should we get old?
1) late acting deleterious genes (weaker selection)
2) physiological deterioration
3) growth-reproduction trade-offs
What are our shared characteristics with chimps with regard to aging?
fertility crests after first birth and ends at around 30-40 yrs
What is unique about compared to chimps with regard to aging?
1) postreproductive careers
2) menopause (adaptive response)
3) significance of grandmothers
Factors that can alter senescence (aging process)
1)metabolic rate
2)predation (pressure)
3)reproduction (onset and rate)
4)reduced selection pressure in old
Merzenich
came up with company that specializes in neuroplasticity to 1) help children 2) help old people engage their minds
Stages of Memory
1) Sensory Memory, brief representation of a stimulus that is being processed in the sensory system
2) Short-Term Memory, relatively brief representation that is long enough to allow for analysis
3) Long-Term Memory, relatively long and permanent representation that can be recalled for analysis
Key Concepts of Memory Model
1) Encoding, the process of translating info into neural codes that will be retained in memory
2) Storage, the process of retaining neural coded info over time
3) Retrieval- the process of recovering info from memory storage
Memory
An internal record of some prior event or experiene; a set of mental processes that receivves, encodes, stores, organizes, alters, and retrieves information over time
The 8 Sins of Memory
1) Transience
2) Absent-Mindedness
3) Blocking
4) MIsattribution
5) Suggestibility
6) Bias
7) Persistence