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6B: Ever since you were in grade school, memory has been one of your best friends. I’m not talking about the RAM on your computer. Memory has helped you pass exams, remember the names of your friends, and made sure you know where you put your car keys. Hopefully you will remember how . We will examine the role of synapses in the physiology of neural networks such as these. You will also come to understand the structure of human memory; processes involved in normal encoding, retrieval, forgetting, and aging; and diseases affecting memory.

Memory Questions

Questions pertaining to memory

Information processing model: Sensory, working, and long term memory

VIDEO 7:34 minutes
Learn about the information processing model of human memory.

Encoding strategies

VIDEO 8:39 minutes
Learn about rote rehearsal, chunking, mnemonic devices, self-referencing, and spacing.

Retrieval cues

VIDEO 4:38 minutes
Learn about how priming, environmental context, and internal state affect memory.

Retrieval: Free recall, cued recall, and recognition

VIDEO 4:25 minutes
Learn about three types of retrieval: free recall, cued recall, and recognition.

Memory reconstruction, source monitoring, and emotional memories

VIDEO 4:47 minutes
Learn about memory reconstruction, source monitoring, and flashbulb memories.

Long term potentiation and synaptic plasticity

VIDEO 2:37 minutes
Learn about synaptic plasticity and long-term potentiation, the physiological mechanism behind learning.

Decay and interference

VIDEO 4:33 minutes
Learn about decay and interference in human memory.

Aging and cognitive abilities

VIDEO 3:09 minutes
Learn about how cognitive abilities change as we age.

Alzheimer's disease and Korsakoff's syndrome

VIDEO 3:50 minutes
Learn about how Alzheimer's Disease and Korsakoff's Syndrome affect memory.

Semantic networks and spreading activation

VIDEO 3:39 minutes
​Learn about how knowledge is organized in the mind.