Cognitive Processes PSY 334. Chapter 7 – Human Memory: Retention and Retrieval. What is Forgetting?. Do memories still exist in mind when we cannot remember? Penfield – stimulated areas of the brain and got reports of recall from childhood. No way to check the accuracy of reports.
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Chapter 7 – Human Memory: Retention and Retrieval
Notice that retention only drops off at the end when subjects are 65+ in age.
A-D produces more interference than C-D
Carol Harris was a problem child from birth. She was wild, stubborn, and violent. By the time Carol turned eight, she was still unmanageable. Her parents were very concerned about her mental health. There was no good institution for her problem in her state. Her parents finally decided to take some action. They hired a private teacher for Carol.
The parahippocampus retains the sensory experience of seeing the word. The hippocampus extracts and stores the meaning.
RA: Retrograde Amnesia
AA: Anterograde Amnesia