Psychology Chapter 9-2 Practice Quiz

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Explicit memory is to long term memory as iconic memory is to _____ memory

Sensory

Echoic memory refers to

A momentary sensory memory of auditory stimuli

Peterson and Peterson demonstrated that unrehearsed short term memories for three constants almost completely decay in as short of a time as

12 second

The magical number 7 plus or minus two refers to the storage capacity of

Short term memory

Which type of memory has an essentially unlimited storage capacity

long term memory

Research by Kandel and Shwartz on sea snails indicates that memory formation is associated with

the release of certain neurotransmitters

Long term potentation is a

Neural basis for memoryy

Which substance is most likely to facilitate the formation of new memories

Epinephrine, a physically and emotionally arousing hormone

Memory of facts is to ___ as memory of skills is to ___

Explicit memory; implicit memory

The Hippocampus plays a critical role in ___ memory

Explicit

An understanding of the different brain circuit involved in implicit and explicit memory is most helpful for explaining

infantile amnesia

When an eyewitness to an auto accident is asked to describe what happened which test of memory is being utilized

recall

Which memory test would most effectively reveal that Mr. Quintano at age 55, still remembers many of his high school class mates

recognition

Words, events, places, and emotions that trigger our memory of the past are called

retrieval cues

memories are primed by

retrieval cues

Hearing the word rabbit may lead people to spell the spoken word "hair" as "h a r e" this best illustrates the process of

priming

Deja vu refers to

Eerie sense of having previously experienced a situation

Negative associations primed by distressing emotions most clearly illustrate

mood congruent memory

The inability to recall the numbers on a telephone dial that are not accompanied by letters is most likely due to

encoding failure

Which of the following substances is most likely to impair the formation of long term memories

alcohol

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