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declarative memory

the conscious recollection of facts and events that you can verbally communicate

What is associated with nondeclarative memory?

implicit memory, procedural memory, and priming

Long-term potentiation is a concept that explains

how memory functions at the neuronal level

serial positioning effect

first and last remembered best

context dependent memory

theory that info learned in a particular situation or PLACE is better remembered when in that same situation or place.

flashbulb memory

clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event

proactive interference

1st learned blocks 2nd learned (bf)

which form of memory is believed to hold exact copies of stimuli for a brief moment


If you are shown a string of random letters on a screen and 10 seconds later are asked to recall them, you are likely to encode them


Episodic memory

retention of info about the where, when, and what of life's happenings ( remembering certain events)

Semantic memory

knowledge of the world - facts

An important aspect of semantic memory

independent of past ( don't know when and where you learned something)

procedural memory

memory of a skill

parallel distributed processing

the theory that memory is stored throughout the brain in connections among neurons

Hippocampus and memory

important for switching short term memory to long term memory

Example of a recall test

essay (the individual has to retrieve previously learned info)

Example of a recognition test

multiple choice ( only has to id learned items)

iconic memory

refers to visual sensory memory (last for 1/4 second)

Echoic memory

auditory sensory memory ( can last up to several seconds)

prospective memory

remembering to do something in the future

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