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    Repressed Memories

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    1) Repressed memories are memories that are so traumatic that a person is unable to remember that they even occurred. Some experts believe that they can use hypnosis or psychotherapy to recall these events called recovered memories. Research shows that some of these memories are accurate and while others are just plain false. Unfortunately, the assessment tools don't exist to decipher between the two. (pg. 221) 2) The Atkinson-Shiffrin model of memory is a three stage model that represent the…

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    A Review of Sleep Deprivation and False Memories Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Memories Winter Everson University of the People Professor LeAnn O’Neal Berger Submissions deadline: 24, November, 2016 Abstract A research entitled Sleep Deprivation and False Memories were conducted with two experiments to discover the effects of sleep deprivation on memory. The team's hypothesis was sleep deprived individuals form false memories more than well rested people. The first experiment was…

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    disease effects brain memory and also brain function. This happens because the brain cells slowly begin to die off. Normally when our brain cells die off, new ones take their place. For Alzheimer’s patients this is not the case. The dead cells are never replaced by new ones. This is what causes the memory loss and the loss of brain function. Most of the time Alzheimer’s patients will remember long past memories but not short term memories. Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just about the memory loss and…

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    Eyewitness Memory

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    Based off of conducted research, eyewitness memory used in testimonies is one of the most persuasive forms of evidence that is presented in court, but the facts are rather doubtful. Mistaken eyewitness evidence can lead to illegal conviction, imprisoning people for a period of time even to death penalty, for crimes they did not commit. According to the article, Eyewitness Testimony and Memory Biases, “faulty eyewitness testimony has been implicated in at least 75% of DNA exoneration cases-more…

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    Psychological Processing Strengths: Various processing areas were assessed using a variety of measures related to cognition and memory, executive functioning and behavior and academic performance. Jasmine’s WISC-V processing speed index score fell along the low average range. Jasmine showed strengths with using her short-term visual memory. She was able to quickly, visually, scan a page and match corresponding symbols to their assigned numbers, as well as, visually discriminate whether or not…

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    Memory is essential to all our cognitive activities as we use memory to retrieve and maintain information after certain period of time. Advance technologies such as computers and mobile phones have significantly reduced the mental arithmetic skill. Nevertheless, memory is still an important part, which makes us human. Memory allows us to remember countless information such as names, personal experiences and general facts about the world. As well as that, we can have memory of different senses…

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    physiological arousal can cause a marked impairment in eyewitness recall and identification. Deffenbacher had hypothesized that when high levels of cognitive anxiety and increasing levels of somatic anxiety will result in improvement of memory until there is a drop in memory performance. In order to start this test it was divided into two parts. First they asked twenty employees from a store to give their normal heart rates as a baseline for the research. This data was used as a baseline for the…

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    Taking A Look At Lumosity

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    How long does it take you to remember something? If you are cramming for a test do you feel like you remember things faster? If I give a participant an easy fifty word essay, then how long would it take for the participant to remember and recite it? Are there any tactics that help your brain store information better? Let's see what you can learn from this paper, but also what you can remember from it later. The reason or purpose I chose this topic to do research on because I sometimes forget to…

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    In the article by (multiple authors) wanted to test whether memory and imagination where independent functions. Similarly it is believed that imagining the future depends on the ability to retrieve episodic details from past experiences in order to build a novel experience. Both memory and imaging functions are known to be carried out in the hippocampus so the researchers wanted to know whether the hippocampus could distinguish between remembering the past and imaging the future. To address…

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    There is a rudimentary notion that memory can store an exact copy of information like a video camera and it could be easily and precisely recalled at a persons will. Cortical processes could distort memory as the cortical network that capitalizes on such contextual information is suggested to connect the portrayal of related objects such that visually perceiving an object will activate the visual representations of related objects. For example when one sees a fork they would link it…

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