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    State Dependent Memory

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    The memory works in a process of three stages- encoding, storage and retrieval. This enables humans to learn new material, store the material and then retrieve and extract it at a later date when necessary (Eysenck & Keane, 2010). However, many psychologists have researched the effect of emotion on these stages of memory processing. Many have been interested in the idea of emotion affecting the ability to accurately retrieve past events due to many alternating factors. Some argue that matching…

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    Memory In Inside Out

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    Each system is intelligent and works by using a series of procedures to complete tasks that range from difficult to elementary. Memory is one of the most important structures humans rely on. The Pixar film, Inside Out helps depict the science behind memory and show just how monumentally imperitive it is. Inside Out demonstrates how the three different processes of memory: encoding, storage, and retrieval are vitialy critical to all living things. The first step, encoding is the rendering…

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    individuals discrediting corrected misinformation (incorrect information deliberately meant to deceive participants). It has been widely shown that the ability to reason and form memories are impacted by emotionality nonetheless, this still remains ambiguous. Whilst new memories are unified with existing memories, old memories are directed in three different ways, they are revised, rejuvenated or discontinued. Previous research suggests that even after providing evidence, which falsifies the…

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    What Is Amnesia?

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    briefly discussed. Anterograde amnesia is “a severe loss of the ability to form new episodic and semantic memories” (Gluck, Mercado, Myers, 2014). It is the most noticeable amnesia present in patient H.M. Hippocampal region damage results in difficulty learning new information – especially episodic learning of events and facts (Gluck, Mercado,…

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    Memories Form Knowledge Throughout history, people have formed knowledge that they strongly believe in. However, little do they know that what they consider to be knowledge could be entirely false. This knowledge is based entirely on memories and preexisting schemas. Throughout the past 30 years, experiments have demonstrated that memories are not immune to distortion. Research performed by Elizabeth A. Kensinger, p.h.D in Boston College shows that participants were better at remembering…

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    Any types of memories that involve strong emotions tend to leave a permanent marks in our system and all it takes is a moment. Yet, it takes more times to process general knowledge and experiences into our memories. General memories had to be pair up with effective retrieval cues in order to be more easier to access. While for memories associated with strong emotions, all we need is to witness a traumatic event. Psychologically, they are known as flashbulb memories. However, no matter how…

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    in when the encoding of the specific clown stimulus occurred. The one crucial memory Kelley is trying to retrieve from the child is the episodic memory, which is the memory that is involved in personal events and or episodes. In this the case the child’s memory of the personal event of what actually occurred with the clown. The use episodic memory, though can be useful, does come with grave consequences. Episodic memory requires the “individual to mentally travel back in time in his or her mind…

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    Theme Of Alzheimer's

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    Alzheimer’s is a condition where the brain cannot gain function and causes memory loss. Like any other disease, Alzheimer's is known as a progressive disease where dementia symptoms can worsen over a couple of years. This disease is not only for older people, but it can also happen in younger adults also. “Alzheimer’s”, by Kelly Cherry shows examples of imagery, tone, and theme to create a contrast between the man’s setting and of his memories. Firstly, the narrator in this poem pointed out…

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    Role Of Denial In Coping

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    to design a robotic memory storage system I would utilize the both the negative and positive aspects of the human memory. Focusing on the complexities of encoding long-term memories to store information. This system would encode information with sight, sound, smell, touch and experience. Emotion is a complex component that is virtually impossible to equate in this robotic memory system. Although, the robot would encode the information by senses for easier retrieval, emotion is the most…

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    Long Term Memory

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    Many people believe that their memory is infallible, that the way they remember an event is exactly as it happened. In truth, memory is flexible and can be influenced by a variety of factors such as use of language – for example, in the use of leading questions -, emotions and mental illness. This means that what a person believes to be true may not be true at all, and could in fact be a reconstruction based on their brains attempts to make sense of a scene that it does not understand. Due to…

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