________ is a limited capacity memory system in which information is usually retained for less than a minute unless strategies are used to retain it longer.
What are three functions of autobiographical memory
It allows us to learn from experience; it provides us with identity; sharing personal experience creates social bonds
What is the order of the encoding process?
Paying attention, processing information at an appropriate level, using imagery and actively engaging the material
What is the name of the specific process in which long-term memories become represented by complex neural pathways?
Consists of three parts; conceptualized as a mental workbench; an alternate way of viewing the concept of short-term memory.
Smells have a connection to the brain structures ________ and ________, which is why smell can trigger rich emotional memories.
Amygdala - emotion; hippocampus - memory consolidation
Define long-term potentiation
The process whereby neural pathways become easily excited while a new response is being learned
What factors can effect an eyewitness testimony?
New information can distort memory; bias; memory can fade; witnesses may share their thoughts
What defines the idea of two neurons being activated at the same time, and the connection between them, and thus memory, being strengthened?
The concept of long-term potentiation
A special form of episodic memory, ________ memory is a person's recollections of his or her life experiences, which generally include some memory and some myth
The term used to describe the process that occurs when a person forgets something because it is painful or anxiety-laden.
A subtype of implicit memory that involves behavior which is affected by prior experience
________ is extensive, involves detailed processing and attempts to make the subject matter meaningful.
A procedure that involves grouping information that exceeds the 7 + - 2 memory span into higher-order units that can be remembered as single units is called ________.
One way to increase the amount of information that can be retained in short-term memory is to...
Chunk the information
People remember better when they attempt to recall information in the same external circumstances in which they learned it. This describes...
Ebbinghaus found that most of the information store in memory...
Cannot be recalled after a few hours
According to Paivio's dual code hypothesis...
The image code produces better memory; memory for pictures is better than memory for words
What are three problems that interfere in the retrieval process?
Time; other information gets in the way; personal reasons
When material that is learned later interferes with older previously learned material
Explicit memory is the conscious recollection of information and it is sometimes also referred to as ________ memory.
What are the components of Baddeley's working memory theory?
Visuospatial working memory, phonological loop, central executive
The term used to describe auditory sensory memory which is retained for up to several seconds is ________ memory.
The type of visual memory that allows us to "write" in the air with a sparkler is ________ memory.
Sperling's study determined that participants' ________ sensory memory was very rapid.
Subtype of implicit memory involves ________, which is the automatic learning of associations between to stimuli.
the activation, often unconsciously, of certain associations, thus predisposing one's perception, memory, or response
According to Baddeley's model of working memory, the component that is in charge of integrating information, planning and organizing is the...
Greater elaboration is linked with neural activity, especially in the brain's ________.
Left frontal lobe
Memory storage involves three separate systems: sensory, short-term and long-term
________ is the number of digits an individual can report back in order after a single presentation of them
In Baddeley's working memory, the Phonological loop...
Briefly stores speech-based information about the sounds of language
The ________ in Baddeley's phonological loop refers to the sounds we heard that decay in a few seconds.
In Baddeley's working memory theory, the Visuospatial working memory...
Stores visual and spatial information
Harry Bahrick studied
Retention of students; found that forgetting occurs in the first three years after
Differentiated between episodic and semantic memory, but also argues that they can work together
________ is the theory that memory is stored throughout the brain in connections among neurons.
Sections of the brain involved in explicit memory
Frontal lobes (episodic memory), temporal lobes (priming), hippocampus (priming), amygdala (emotional)
The ________ principle states that information present at the time of encoding or learning tends to be effective as a retrieval cue
Encoding specificity principle
What are the three levels of autobiographical memory?
Life time periods, general events and event-specific knowledge