The mind is a very mysterious process that researchers and doctors still do not completely understand. It is a giant complex command center that is capable of knowing everything because of all that it is exposed to. In memory video 1, they discuss “The Mind Hidden and Divided”. The video is an overview of Sigmund Freud’s research and how certain events and experiences originating in the subconscious understanding of our conscious lives. The topics exemplified in this video are false memory syndrome, repression, cognition, and recognition. False memory syndrome is the creation of inaccurate or false memories through the suggestion of others, often while the person is under hypnosis. “Evidence suggests that false memories cannot be created for just any kind of memory”(Ciccarelli, 242).
Repression is when we have memories or thoughts that are too difficult for a person to accept or deal with so they …show more content…
It is all new information and only a small amount can be held there for a certain period of time. It fades as soon as we turn our attention somewhere else. Only 5-9 items can be stored at a time for as long as a half hour. However, with careful attention and practice it can be held longer (Mind Hidden and Divided). Long–term memory is any information retained indefinitely, available for later recall of anything a person has experienced. There are various types of long-term memories that were mentioned such as declarative, semantic, and episodic memory. Declarative memory involves the facts and information people can know. Semantic memory is more of the awareness of meanings of concepts, words, and terms. The last type of long-term memory discussed was episodic memory. Episodic memory is more in context to the memories that represent events in a person’s past. It can be described as a “diary” of personal experiences (Ciccarelli,