Learning and Memory

Psychology

Quiz 7 :

Episodic and Semantic Memory: Memory for Events and for Facts

Quiz 7 :

Episodic and Semantic Memory: Memory for Events and for Facts

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Describe the case of H.M. Explain how he acquired his memory problems, and discuss the types of deficits he experienced and the functions of his brain that were spared.
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Grading criteria: Acquiring memory problems: He had his temporal lobes removed at age 27 in order to treat severe epilepsy. Deficits: severe anterograde and retrograde amnesia (give examples). Spared: intelligence, ability to learn new skill memories.

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Declarative memory:
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Give an example of an episodic memory related to the experience of driving a car.
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Grading criteria: Examples may include: remembering being in an accident, remembering one's first driving lesson, remembering getting a speeding ticket, and so forth. Answer must be specific enough to demonstrate an understanding of the distinction between episodic and semantic memory.

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Knowing that the speed limit on a highway is 65 kmph is an example of _____ memory.
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Remembering that one received a B in one's last math test is an example of _____ memory.
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Damage to the diencephalon can lead to:
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The finding that scrub jays can remember what type of food they stored in different locations as well as how long ago it was stored demonstrates that scrub jays may have _____ memory.
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The findings regarding the effect of electroconvulsive shock on memory have been used to support the idea that:
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Which statement is TRUE regarding episodic and semantic memory?
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Describe the effect of repeated exposure on semantic memory and on episodic memory.
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Give an example of a semantic memory related to the experience of playing a sport.
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Tanya remembers that her favorite celebrity is going to have twins, but she can't recall where she heard this bit of gossip. This is an example of:
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If one studies for a psychology test, then studies for a biology test, one's memory for the biology material can make it harder to remember the psychology material. This is an example of:
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According to the textbook, what are the two similarities between episodic and semantic memory? Describe each one.
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Francis has no memory for what he did today, although he can remember his childhood well. Which type of amnesia is Francis suffering from?
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Transient global amnesia:
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Which principle was demonstrated by Godden and Baddeley's finding that divers remembered material best if they learned and were tested in the same environment?
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Which brain area is involved in determining which information has to be stored?
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Which statement is TRUE regarding the level of processing idea?
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Which brain area is involved in forming new episodic and semantic memories?
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