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Aspen Mobley Hippocampus: Throughout our life we experience events that are worthy of remembering, we have many things that happen in which we wish to never forget. But how do we store these memories, where do they go, what makes us remember? Throughout this paper you will learn about the Hippocampus a part of the brain that forms, and stores memories from our life. Hippocampus is a part of the brain that’s involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing. It is a limbic system structure...

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Role of Hippocampus in Declarative Memory

The hippocampus is a structure of the medial temporal lobe; an area which has long been associated with declarative memory (episodic/autobiographical memory). Von Bechterew (1900), Gruntal (1947), Glees & Griffin (1952). In particular, Scoville’s (1954) famous case study of H.M. indicated the role of the medial temporal lobe in episodic memory after H.M. showed severe anterograde and moderate temporally graded retrograde amnesia (upto 7 years) following surgical bilateral removal of this area aimed...

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The Limbic System

The limbic system is a neural system located below the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. Three structures that are part of the limbic system are the hypothalamus, hippocampus, and the amygdala. These three structures work together as a whole making it feasible for the body to function properly. The hypothalamus is a small, but busiest part of the brain located just below the thalamus and is mainly concerned with homeostasis. It is an important link in the command chain governing bodily maintenance...

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processing- encoding semantically, based on the meaning of the words; tens to yield the best retention Hippocampus- a neural center located in the limbic system, helps process explicit memories for storage. Cerebellum- plays an important par in our forming and storing of implicit memories Flashbulb memory- a clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event Frontal lobes and hippocampus: explicit memory formation Cerebellum and basal ganglia: implicit memory formation Amygdala: emotion-...

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what would be the consequence and why? Hippocampus, hypothalamus, cerebellum, reticular formation, medulla Hippocampus is important for forming lasting memories. The hippocampus lies inside the temporal lobes, which is why stimulating the temporal lobes can produce memory like or dream like experiences. Hippocampus damage can result in anterograde amnesia which is the loss of ability to form new memories. Someone who sustains an injury to the hippocampus may have good memory of his childhood and...

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Memory Recollection in Eyewitness Testimony

can often created memory biases. Many studies have shown that emotional stimuli could be linked to higher rates of wrong responses and false alarms. According to the experiments, higher rates of false alarms could be a result of stress on the hippocampus which is involved in long-term memory. There is also evidence that suggests that continuous exposure to stress, like with PTSD, can also be responsible for false alarms. The stressful environment and nature of forensic investigations alone can cause...

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Paper on Amnesia

individual who suffered from anterograde amnesia was H.M. He suffered from severe epilepsy, so a medical procedure was done that was supposed to alleviate him of his symptoms. Parts of H.M.'s medial temporal lobe were removed, which included the hippocampus. H.M.'s epilepsy was improved but he was now faced with an even bigger problem, he could no longer form new memories. His short term memory was unaffected, he was able to recall a series of numbers that were momentarily presented but could not retain...

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Brain and Behavior

Brain tissue loss happens earlier and in greater quantity in men than in women. Men lose neurons mainly in the cerebral cortex, particularly the frontal and temporal lobes, while women lose brain tissues primarily in the parietal lobe and the hippocampus. According to brain imaging techniques, the parietal lobe, an area of the cerebral cortex, is larger and more active in men than in women. In fine motor activities, such as sewing, drawing, painting and writing, women perform better. The linguistic...

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Caffiene's Effect on Learning and Memory

retention. Caffeine has a positive effect on learning and memory because it improves short term memory and increases reaction times. The caffeine travels to the hippocampus, which is the memory center in the human brain, which then works with the nervous system to retain the information, even if it’s only for a little while. The hippocampus is located in the medial temporal lobe of the brain. Caffeine stimulates the production of adrenaline, which is a hormone found in the pituitary gland. The pituitary...

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Developmental Psychology Notes

become more nuanced/responsive * Temper tantrums subside Limbic system refers to parts of the brain that are crucial in the expression and regulation of emotions. Amygdala: tiny brain structure that registers emotions mostly fear/anxiety Hippocampus: Brain structure that is a central processor of memory, especially memory for locations Key Points: * Brain development continues during early childhood; myelination of axons is crucial for speeding up though * The corpus callosum connects...

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