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used to perform certain sequences of muscle movement (eating with chopsticks, walking)
type of declarative memory; memory of specific events; more fragile than semantic memory
first stage in declarative memory process; incoming sensory information; capacity is very limited, decays in less than a second if not attended
short-term memory (STM)
second stage in declarative memory process; attended sensory memory; capacity is limited, decays in 20-30 seconds if not attended
long-term memory (LTM)
third stage in declarative memory process; capacity is unlimited, lasts for a life time
state dependent learning
better at remembering thins when your body is in the same state as it was during encoding
new information interferes old (retroactive) and old information interferes new (proactive)
tendency to identify someone in a line-up after seeing photo of the person (new information interferes with old)
due to damage to hippocampus; inability to store new memories in LTM (H.M. experienced this)
dreams are your deep dark wishes, symbols of repressed desires and anxieties
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