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    I’s brain, along with many others that faced damage in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, did its best to compensate for the sense of deep loss. At first, Mr. I fell into a state of denial. He could not seem to believe that he had lost all sense of color. He went to work as normal, only to his surprise to find…

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    INTRODUCTION Around the world, millions of children are experiencing loss and abuse, and its effects. Experiencing loss and abuse as a child are types of childhood trauma. Childhood trauma, according to the National Institute of Mental health is, “The experiences of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects”[1]. Abuse and loss can lead to childhood trauma depending on how influential they are as well as how well…

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    Collaboration, the act of working together with one or more people towards a shared goal or interest, is oftentimes imperative and beneficial when conducting research or a research study. In addition, time can be a key aspect of conducting meaningful and quality research in the field of Psychology. British psychologist, Alan Baddeley, outlined the importance and benefits of collaboration with other researchers and the prominence of time when developing Psychology methods and tests in order to…

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    Chronic Stress

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    into adulthood, Lupien, McEwen, Gunnar, and Heim (2009) delineated the effects of acute stress versus chronic stress on the brain and behavior. Acute stressors depends on the level of glucocorticoid elevations. Small increases result in enhanced hippocampus-mediated learning and memory, where larger, prolonged elevations impair hippocampal function. Chronic stress causes dendritic atrophy in the rodent’s hippocampal CA 3 pyramidal neurons. Chronic stress can inhibit neurogenesis in the dentate…

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    lzheimer's is the progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain. There is a lot of discussion in the eldercare community these days regarding Alzheimer's. With the advancements in medical technology, people are living longer than in past generations. It seems like a lot of folks may be able to physically get around better, but have more challenges with mental health issues such as Alzheimer's. According to WebMD, the biggest…

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    QUESTIONS 1. Identify whether John is more likely to be experiencing retrograde or anterograde amnesia. It appears that john is most likely subject to anterograde amnesia as he shows signs of losing his ability to form declarative memories. “Anterograde amnesia is the inability to recall events that occur after the onset of amnesia.” (Peter Harris, 2014). (pg. 105). “Retrograde amnesia is the loss of memory for events occurring before a particular time in a person’s life, usually before the…

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    Chapter 4 begins with the story of a young man named A, who had history of getting in relationship with woman who already have boy friend and there was act of sexual fantasies with violence in it. His childhood was not a normal since his mom was alcoholic, his siblings were seems to be mentally incapable of taking care of themselves and constant domestic violence. Later his intimate relationship seems to be erotic as well as constantly threating and violence. Humans have different degree of…

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    Amnesia Research Paper

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    Debunking the Myths Surrounding Amnesia and Their Origins There are few myths about amnesia and its affects. One of them is that most people with amnesia forget everything about their identities and all of their past memories. A second is that one way to get rid of amnesia is to have another head injury (Lilienfeld, Lynn, Ruscio, Beyerstein, 2010). Theses myths are a problem if left unaddressed because it causes people to have misconceptions about memory, learning and how the brain works. It is…

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    Amnesia Theory

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    Hofman et al. (2002) believed that those who suffer, from what society calls, a mental disorder where most likely to not develop all the way in learning. From what was gathered by reading this article that in order for our memories to be able to obtain everything that we need to know we must hit the markers that occur. If someone who suffers from both a mental and a physical disorder cannot hit these markers than this will most likely lead to amnesia. This theory proves to be valid because if…

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    Multi-Store Model Essay

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    As one of the most insightful philosophers and psychologists of our time, William James’ influential theory of primary and secondary memory in 1890 kick-started the long standing dispute between theories of unitary and separate memory stores. Advocates of multi-store models focus heavily on distinctions between long term memory (LTM) and short term memory (STM), such as differences in their capacity of storage and duration of which information can be withheld within each store. Other theorists…

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