Exam 3 Unit 3

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Exam 3 Unit 3 by Mind Map: Exam 3 Unit 3

1. Prefrontal Cortex

1.1. All of the Visual and auditory processing goes through the working memory to the cortex for interrogation

2. Engram

2.1. It is a repeated firing pattern of neurons. So if one fires they all fire. This is an Engram.

3. Retention

3.1. when someone is learning something and processing new information, the amount of information retained depends on when it is presented during the learning episode.

4. Rate of Retrieval

4.1. The rate of retrieval hows how fast a student retrieves a memory and is linked with how fast someone learns..

5. Automaicity

5.1. When something becomes an automatic response pattern or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice.

6. Decay

6.1. The loss of information already retained in long term memory or the inability to encode new information

7. Declartive memory

7.1. Describes the remembering of names, facts, music, and objects and then processed by the hippocampus and cerebrum.

8. Nondeclarative Memory

8.1. Memories that can be used for things that cannot be declared or explained in any straight forward manner.

9. Procedural Memory

9.1. This refers to the learning of motor and cognitive skills, and remembering how to do something.

10. Emotional Memory

10.1. Used to be a form of non-declarative memory but they can be both implicit and explicit. The amygdala is involved in processing emotional learning and memory.

11. Primary-Recency

11.1. Primary-Recency is when we tend to remember best that which comes first and remember second best that which comes last.

12. Prime-time

12.1. It is the best the comes first and are able to remember it first

13. Rehearsal

13.1. It deals with the repetition and processing information.

14. Practice

14.1. Practice does not make something perfect, it makes it permanent. It allows the learner to use a new skill that they learned in a situation.

15. Storage / Retrieval

15.1. If there was no retrieval, a stored memory would have no useful purpose. Accurate recall is more likely to happen if the context during retrieval is very similar to the context of the period during which information was learned.

16. Mnemonics

16.1. They are useful devices for remembering unrelated information, pattern or rules.

17. Distributed Practice

17.1. Another way of saying practice over time, this can help with retention. You keep doing the same thing you were doing.

18. Chunking

18.1. Occurs when working memory perceives a set of data as a single item.

19. Forgetting

19.1. The human brain can process a lot of information, but much of it will be forgotten over time.

20. Confabulation

20.1. When memory can unconsciously fill in the missing or incomplete information by selecting the next closest item it can recall.

21. Misconception

21.1. This is when we understand something in a different way than to what we see or is being explained to us.

22. Circadian Rhythms

22.1. Many of our body functions and their components, such as temperature, breathing, digestion, and so on go through daily cycles of peaks and valleys.