Learning and Memory. Dr. Kline FSU-PC. What is memory?. What do you think???. I. STM vs. LTM. Short Term Memory (STM)-- also called working memory is memory for events that have just occurred. -Capacity is 5 to 7 units of information ± 2 (e.g., a phone number)
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Learning and Memory
-Capacity is 5 to 7 units of information ± 2
(e.g., a phone number)
(e.g., Who was your first grade teacher?)
“Who is the president of the United States?”
Implicit memory --memory that does not require specific events or facts, is largely out of awareness & cannot be directly assessed.
(riding a bike, shifting gears in car)
Comes from the case study of H.M (27 yrs) who had severe epileptic seizures that were damaging his brain.
He elected to have surgeons perform a
bilateral medial temporal lobectomy to remove source of seizures.
Portions of the temporal lobe, hippocampus, & and amygdala were removed.
--He can’t form any new Long Term memories!!!!
of a star-shaped target by watching his hand in a
mirror (10 trials on 3consecutive days).
But, explicit knowledge of having done the task was not.