13.1.1 Learning, Memory, Amnesia, And Brain Functioning 2 Flashcards Preview

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A common test of working memory is the ____ ____ ____, which requires responding to something you saw or heard a short while ago.

delayed response task

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Damage to the ____ ____ impairs performance on the delayed response task, and the deficit can be amazingly precise, depending on the exact location of the damage.

prefrontal cortex

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Many older people have ____ of working memory, probably because of changes in the prefrontal cortex.

impairments

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Older humans with declining memory show declining activity in the prefrontal cortex, but those with intact memory show ____ activity than young adults.

greater

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Presumably, the increased activity means that the prefrontal cortex is working ____ in these older adults to compensate for impairments elsewhere in the brain.

harder

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____ is memory loss.

Amnesia

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Even in severe cases of amnesia, no one loses all kinds of ____ equally.

memory

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Studies of amnesia help clarify the distinctions among different kinds of memory and enable us to explore the ____ of memory.

mechanisms

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In 1953, ____ ____, known in most research reports as HM, was suffering about 10 minor ecliptic seizures per day and a major seizure about once a week, despite trying every available antiepileptic drug.

Henry Molaison

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A surgeon who had experimented with various forms of lobotomy for mental illness had come to believe that removing the ____ ____ ____ would relieve epilepsy.

medial temporal lobe

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The neurosurgeon removed the ____ and some nearby structures of the medial temporal cortex from both of HM's hemispheres.

hippocampus

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We now know the various parts of the hippocampus are active during both the formation of ____ and later recall.

memories

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Although the operation reduced HM's epilepsy to no more than two major seizures per year, he suffered a severe ____ ____.

memory impairment

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After the surgery, HM's intellect and language abilities remained intact, and is personality remained the same except for ____ ____.

emotional placidity

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However, HM suffered a massive ____ ____ (an inability to form memories for events that happened after brain damage). He also suffered a ____ ____ (loss of memory for events that occurred before the brain damage).

anterograde amnesia : retrograde amnesia

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HM is representative of many people have suffered amnesia after ____ to the hippocampus and surrounding structures of the medial temporal lobe.

damage

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Despite HM's huge deficits informing ____ memories, his short-term or working memory remained intact.

long-term

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Although HM showed normal working memory, as soon as he was ____, the memory was gone.

distracted

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HM formed a few weak ____ (factual) memories for new information he encountered repeatedly.

semantic

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HM had severe impairment of ____ ____, memories of single personal events. He could not describe any experience he had after surgery. His retrograde amnesia was also greatest for episodic memories.

episodic memories

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Studies using fMRI show that describing past events or imagining future events activate mostly the same areas, including the ____. People with amnesia are just as impaired at imagining the future as they are at describing the past.

hippocampus

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Nearly all patients with amnesia show ____ ____ than explicit memory.

better implicit

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____ ____ is deliberate recall of information that one recognises as a memory, also known as declarative memory. If you have an explicit memory of something, you can state it in words.

Explicit memory

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____ ____ is an influence of experience on behaviour, even if you do not recognise that influence.

Implicit memory

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____ ____, the development of motor skills and habits, is a special kind of implicit memory.

Procedural memory

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