The Mind Hidden And Divided Essay

1099 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Halle Pietro
11/11/16
Memory Essay
Psy101-092WB
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 choose to push the memory from their conscious mind to their unconscious mind. When repressed memories were discussed in the video, they used an example of a man who was abused as a child. Without realization, he repressed these memories. Another topic mentioned in video 1 was recognition and cognition. Recognition involves looking at or hearing information and matching it to what is already in your memory (Ciccarelli, 236). Cognition in Latin translates to “to know”(Ciccarelli, 262). This is when a person is processing information in…

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