a clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event
encoding that requires attention and conscious effort
the tendency for distributed study or practice to yield better long-term retention than is achieved through massed study or practice
Serial position effect
our tendency to recall best the last and first items in a list
the encoding of meaning, including the meaning of words
memory aids, especially those techniques that uses vivd imagery and organizational devices
a momentary sensory memory of VISUAL stimuli; a photographic or picture-image memory lasting no longer than a few tenths of a second
a momentary sensory memory of AUDITORY stimuli; if attention is elsewhere, sounds and words can still be recalled within 3 or 4 seconds
an increase in a synapse's firing potential after brief, rapid stimulation; Neural basis for learning and memory
the loss of memory
retention independent of conscious recollection (aka 'procedural memory')
memory of FACTS and EXPERIENCE that one can consciously know and "declare" (aka 'declarative memory'
a measure of memory in which the person must retrieve information learned earlier, as on a fill-in-the-blank test
a measure of memory in which the person need only identify items previously learned, as on a multiple-choice test
the activation, often unconsciously, of particular associations in memory
the eerie sense that "I've experienced this before"
the tendency to recall experiences that are consistent with one's current good or bad mood
the disruptive effect of PRIOR learning on the recall of NEW information.
the disruptive effect of new learning on the recall of OLD information.
attributing to the wrong source an event we have experienced, heard about, read about, or imagined.