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The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

THC receptors are abundant in the brain but they are concentrated in certain areas. One region of the brain where THC receptors are highly concentrated is the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the area of the brain that processes memory. When THC attaches to receptors in the hippocampus, it weakens short-term memory. The hippocampus also communicates with other regions of the brain that process new information into long-term memory. So under the influence of marijuana, new information may never...

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The Human Memory Model

information, for example if you have an event or a face to go with a name, then that name will come to mind when you think of that event, as will the persons face. Factors that impede long term memory are brain damage, amnesia, and damage to the hippocampus which is considered a memory gateway to permanent storage (Modal Model, n.d.). Other things can interfere with memory such as proactive interference and retroactive interference. Proactive interference is where older memories get in the way of...

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Psy Study Guide

pathway? 32 What functions are associated with the following: the primary visual cortex? pre-frontal cortex? Broca’s area? Wernicke’s area? Motor cortex? The adrenal glands? The limbic system? The thalamus?? The hypothalamus? The amygdala? Hippocampus? The somatosensory cortex? Basil ganglia?What is neglect syndrome? Prosopagnosia? Phantom limb syndrome? Agnosia? With which areas of the brain is each of these associated? What is spatial attention? 33 What is the Stroop test, and what does...

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50 First Dates Psychology Analysis

mechanism of storing memories is not yet well-understood, although scientists know which regions of the brain are involved. The disease is usually either drug induced or caused by a traumatic brain injury in which there is usually damage to the hippocampus or surrounding cortices. In Lucy’s case, the amnesia is from the traumatic brain injury. Everyday Lucy Whitmore wakes up and can’t remember what happened the day before. She wakes up everyday and thinks it’s the day before her accident. Everyday...

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Discuss the Interaction Between Cognition and Physiology in Terms of Behavior

damage to the hippocampus. psychological testing proved that all cases had impaired episodic memory and limitedly impaired semantic. This shows that the hippocampus is responsible for episodic memory. To make the conclusion more reliable, another study was done by Vargha and Khadem, with 3 anterograde amnesic patients, and found the same results, except that the semantic memory was completely intact. They found that semantic memory was localized to the cortices underlying the hippocampus. Another...

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Memory and Biology

event, not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will suffer from PTSD. There are three main symptoms of PTSD. Symptoms and the biology of PTSD One symptom of PTSD is the reliving of the traumatic event, the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for the retrieval of memories and the limbic system, the part of the brain that experiences emotions are damaged in those who suffer from PTSD. Many people with PTSD experience memory-related difficulties, from...

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Brain Based Learning

frontal lobe holds new data in short term memory. Much of this information is filtered, dismissed and never stored. However, if this information is work second consideration, it is routed to and held in the hippocampus where if it is deemed important it is organized and indexed by the hippocampus and stored in the cortex. Our goal is to make information relevant enough to the student for it to be processed and stored in long term memory. Not only does physical movement give the brain more information...

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50 First Dates

portion of the brain has been affected.  In the romantic comedy, Lucy is the main character who suffered a brain injury in a car accident.   Her main symptom was loss of short-term memory.   This is caused by damage to the hippocampus, inside the temporal lobe, as the hippocampus controls memory functions.    The character Oola is a friend of Henry Roth, whom helps come up with clever ideas to help Lucy fall in love with Henry everyday.   Oola is affecting his neurotransmitters by the daily use...

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Psych Reaction Paper

the more physical activity your body goes through the stronger mentally and physically you are. One study is done to determine the extent to which cardio fitness is associated with memory problems and the effects it has on the hippocampus (Szabo, 2007). The hippocampus is a part of the limbic system; and it’s in charge of storing long-term memories (Truelove, 2012). Two other parts of the limbic system are the amygdala and the hypothalamus, which regulates your emotional responses. Emotions...

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secret life of the brain

park my car. Explain the job of the hippocampus on brain activity? The hippocampus is a major component of the brain.. It plays important roles in long-term memory and spatial navigation. Like the cerebral cortex, with which it is closely associated, it is a paired structure in the left and right sides of the brain. The hippocampus is located inside the medial temporal lobe, beneath the cortical surface. In Alzheimer's disease the hippocampus is one of the first regions of the brain to...

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