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What is memory

The ability to store and retrieve information

What are the three key functions of memory

Encoding storage and retrieval

What does ltp or long term potentiation stand for

Where the communication across the synapse makes the connection stronger Making further communication stronger

What is H.M. famous for

He had the hyppocampus removed

Theories of natural selection are

Memory mechanisms that help us survive should be passed down

After 3 tests on different types of encoding what one yilded the best results

Survival encoding

Long term memory is made up of

Explicit memory and implicit memory

Explicit memory is

With councious recall

Implicit memory is

Without conscious recall

Retrieval cues is

External information that helps bring stored information to mind

What us state dependent retrieval

If your in the same area and stuff you will remember better

Transfer appropriate processing

Memory will transfer from one situation to the next when the context of the situations match

What is retrieval memory

Retrieving a memory can strengthen the memory but also cause you to forget other things about what happened

Episodic memory is

Recalling events that you performed yourself

Semantic is

Recalling numbers and things other people have done

What is transience

Forgetting what occurs with the passage of time

Retroactive interference

Information learned later impairs memory for information acquired earlier

Proactive interference

Situations in which information learned earlier impairs memory for information acquired later


Failer to retrieve information that is available in memory even though you are trying to produce it

Source memory

Recall of when where and how information was aquired

False recognition

Feeling of familiarity about something that hasn't been encountered before


Tendency to incorporate misleading information from exterenal sources into peranal recollections


Remembering events that we wish we wouldn't

Flashbulb memory

Detailed memory of when and where we heard about shocking events