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    with a girl who suffers from having short-term memory loss. This vet is a playboy, who doesn’t take relationship serious and loves to engage in non-monogamous with different ladies. That is up until he meets Lucy Whitmore at a diner. Lucy isn’t your average girl that henry is used to. Due to a car accident that Lucy was in with her dad, caused her to have short-term memory loss. Meaning every night all her memory of that day erasers and the only memory that resides in her brain is the ones…

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    Studies on the formation of false memories have shown that through retroactive interference, an individual can alter the way a person recalls their memories. Retroactive interference happens when there is an occurrence after an experience that affects the way you remember that experience. Consequently, this means that if an individual is given false information about a memory, it may mislead them to believe that they have experienced a certain event or occasion when in fact, they have not. In…

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    The concept of forgetting is often connoted negatively due to the idea of lacking something in contrast to remembering. Yet, while being able to remember has many uses, its utility is (further) heightened through the act of forgetting. In Borges’ Funes the Memorious, the story centers around the character Funes who is capable of remembering everything after getting into an accident that leaves him physically crippled. Despite his physical state, Funes’ newfound ability can also be considered as…

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    Ch. 4—6 On Memory: The Lost in the Mall Study The power of suggestion is quite useful, partially because of just how untrustworthy our mind can be. No memory is stored in just one place, instead, it is a wide brain activity, giving room for error. Due to its widespread nature, no one type of memory exists. Subsequently, the categories, in the most basic manner, are episodic and procedural. Episodic for example, is remembering a present given to you. It is a singular event that holds personal…

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    always been a controversy when it comes to memory repression of someone's childhood. Many psychologists, therapists, researchers, etc. agree that memories from one's childhood can be falsified based upon the events that happened during that time period. There is a difference between actually forgetting the way events of one's childhood actually occurred and falsely remembering the occurrence of an event. But what can cause the falsification of a memory from someone's childhood? According to the…

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    Moonwalking with Einstein: The art and Science of Remembering is a nonfiction book based on many cases of people with spectacular memories by Joshua Foer. The reader gets to learn about all of these cases where events or environment has caused someone to increase their memory or decrease their memory. I learned about all of these cases of incredible memory like Daniel or Kim Peek who inspired the 1988 academy award winning movie Rain Man. He was a savant who could not use logic or reasoning…

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    The Case Against Memory Memories are an indicator of what individuals believe to be the truth. While some individuals may believe that an event occurred in early childhood, there are often parents that will not recall the event at all. It’s necessary, then, to establish if there are pieces of physical evidence that can be traced back to the memory in question. Without other evidence, memories become a case of “he said, she said,” which is not an ideal way of conducting investigations, let alone…

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    Method Of Loci Strategy

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    Throughout this class I have learned many different tricks to help with everyday life. With that said I would like to share one way life can be improved and that is through the Method of Loci. This mnemonic strategy assumes that a person can best remember places that they are familiar with. So, if you can link something you need to remember with a place that you know very well, the location will serve as a clue that will help you to remember it. To me this skill will help with so many ways which…

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    Implanting False Memories

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    Some of the ethical concerns in implanting false memories is that it affects the way in which a person might think about a certain ominous circumstance that occurred on his/her life. In some dangerous situations in which a tragedy might had happen, it could cause witnesses to think about something they never saw during the accident. For example, on ''Loftus's The Formation of False Memories'', says that on a psychological experiment, 24 subjects were asked to remember 72 true events, but the…

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    concept to my future study. It’s called The picture superiority effect in recognition memory: A developmental study using the response signal procedure., established by Defeyter, Russo, and McPartlin. The main idea of the research study is to evaluate if “picture are better remembered than words.” In psychological meaning, they’re trying to figure out the concept of the picture superiority effect. The recognition memory part of the study determine the familiarity biases of the participants, they…

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