- Anterograde/retrograde amnesia
- Amnesia-what will you most likely remember skills or facts?
- Amnesia-what memories will you be able to be better/worse at: semantic, episodic, factual, procedural
- Why does infant amnesia occur?
- Definition of memory
- Ebbinghaus study
- Primacy/recency effect
- Free vs. cued recall
- Declarative, episodic, procedural, semantic memory
- Information-processing model of memory
- Sensory memory
- Short-term memory
- Long-term memory
- Episodic memory
- Capacity of short-term memory and long-term memory
- Retrieval cue
- Working memory
- Phonological loop and visuospatial sketchpad
- Depth of processing
- Levels of processing
- Encoding specificity principle
- State-dependent memory
- Method of loci
- Proactive/retroactive interference
- Reconstructed memories
- Eyewitness testimony problems
Because we were not able to review much together…I went through the test and picked out the main terms and ideas you need to know. Hope this helps!
|v EEGv PET
v Central Nervous System
v Peripheral Nervous System
v Autonomic & Somatic Nervous System
v Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Nervous System
v Lobes (Frontal, Parietal, Temporal, Occipital)
v Primary Motor Cortex
v Spinal Cord
v Corpus callosum
v Reticular Formation (Activating System)
v Myelin Sheath
|v Action Potentialv All-or-None Response
v How a Neuron Works
v Resting Potential
v Positive/Negative charge of a neuron (where, when)
v Cell body (soma)
v Terminal button
v Sensory neurons
v Motor neurons
v Inter neurons
v Broca’s Area
v Wernicke’s Area
Critical Thinking Exercise Possible Answers
*Remember, the brain works together, so some scenarios could have different answers then the ones I give.
|Area of Damage||Function|
||Fine Motor Movements and balance|
||Personality, planning, decision making, movements, speech|
||Storage of memories; deciding where memories should go|
||Movement of voluntary muscles|
||Storage of memories; deciding where memories should go|
||Regulation of body regulatory systems like hunger, thirst, sex, etc.|
||Master gland which controls all other glands|
||In charge of analytic thinking, science, math, etc.|
||Regulation of emotions, specifically anger and aggression|
||In charge of moving the mouth and forming speech|
||Reflex control and the transferring of information from the peripheral nervous system into the brain|
||Processes feeling of touch and temperature|
||In charge of the endocrine system and hormones|
||It’s not keeping her body at a homestasis causing her to get ill|
||In charge of processing visual information|
Recognizing Independent, Dependent, and Control Variables
A. IV=exposure to public television; DV=reading skills
B. IV=reinforcing comments; DV=work
C. IV=name tags; DV=happiness
D. IV=type of diagram; DV=memory
E. IV=behavior towards others; DV=cooperative attitude
F. IV=type of film; DV=heart rate
G. IV=herb/no herb
H. IV=classroom management program; DV=student grades
I. IV=support group participation; DV=level of compliance with treatment
J. IV=outreach programming; DV=number of students seeking contraceptive services
Correlational or Experimental Study?
1. correlational; positive
2. experimental; IV=presence of others, DV=willingness to help
3. experimental; IV=attendance policy, DV=attendance
4. correlational; positive
5. correlational; negative
6. experimental; IV=anxiety level, DV=test performance
7. experimental; IV=amount of food deprivation, DV=how hard the animal works
Correlations: Positive or Negative?
For the Forgetting Questions do the activity here:
For the Iconic Memory Question go to the following website and do the activity under “Iconic Memory”
Many people have researched ways of studying to retain information. the New York Times recently had an article about the best study methods. Check it out…let me know what you think!
On Wednesday in class we will be going to the computer lab to complete the sensation lab:
Go to the following Web Site:
When asked if you have sound on your computer, click on “No.”
Type your answers and submit your papers on the G: drive.
- After doing challenge #1, click on the explanation. Why do optical illusions occur?
- For challenge #3, explain what is happening in this illusion.
- Explain shadow compensation (from challenge #5).
- Explain what happens in challenge #6.
- How does our past experience impact how we process information? (Challenge #7)
- Why do many people have difficulty finding the change in the image in question #9?
- Why do chili peppers taste hot? (challenge #12)
- Why are supertasters more sensitive to taste than others? (challenge #13)
- How is the intensity of sound measured? What impacts the loudness we perceive? (Challenge #15)
10.Why are smells often linked to memories? (Challenge #20)
Now that you have completed the sense challenge, let’s go to the Exploratorium! Go to the following Web Site to begin: http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/f_exhibits.html
11. Click on the “Bird in a Cage” illusion. After trying out the illusion, explain what an afterimage is.
12. Click on “Mix-n-Match.” Explain why you can create so many different colors out of just three.
13. Choose one other perceptual illusion to look at. Describe it and explain why it works.
Go to the following Web Site: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002330
14-16. Click on three different vision ailments and explain them.
DUE: OCTOBER 15, 2010
Last week in CAPP Psychology we finished up our unit on the brain and nervous system. On Monday those tests will be handed back and test corrections will be due on October 18th. Our next unit will be Sensation and Perception. The first week will be filled on Monday and Tuesday by looking at our complex visual system including the parts of the eye, how our vision in processed in the brain, how we see color, and other ways our vision affects us. On Wednesday we will be in the computer lab doing a lab that covers some concepts seen in both sensation and perception. Thursday we will learn about the ear and how we perceive and understand sounds. We will round out the week on Friday by looking at our somatic senses. We have many fun experiments and presentations to do along the way as well.
- Read Module 4.1 and 4.2
- Sensation Lab (start Wednesday – hand in Friday)
- Module 4.1 Quiz on Wednesday (10/13)
- Module 4.2 Quiz on Friday (10/15)
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