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Improving memory

Jonathan K. Foster.

in Memory

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 6679 words.

Techniques such as mnemonics, may help improve the efficiency of memory. Can anything be done to help with the ‘hardware’ of memory when it has been damaged by injury, such as drugs,...

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Inaccuracies in memory

Jonathan K. Foster.

in Memory

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 6329 words.

Forgetting is the loss of information that has been put into storage. To understand memory fully it is important to understand some of the factors that lead to the loss of memory....

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Mapping memories

Jonathan K. Foster.

in Memory

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 7402 words.

The memory system, whatever it may be for (human, animal, or inanimate), needs to be able to encode, store, and retrieve information effectively. Memory can fail if any of these functions...

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Memory

Jonathan K. Foster.

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 144 pages.

Memory: A Very Short Introduction weaves together case-studies, anecdotes, literature and philosophy, and the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to address these and many other...

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Memory impairment

Jonathan K. Foster.

in Memory

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 4056 words.

The study of individuals with damaged memory shows a lot about how a healthy memory works. ‘Memory impairment’ considers the condition of memory loss (amnesia) where memory does not work...

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Pulling the rabbit out of the hat

Jonathan K. Foster.

in Memory

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 3685 words.

We suffer from a loss of memory when we may have taken in and retained information, but we seem unable to retrieve that information when required. ‘Pulling the rabbit out of the hat’...

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The seven ages of man

Jonathan K. Foster.

in Memory

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 3345 words.

The question of what underlies memory development is yet to be fully answered. Children's level of knowledge and abilities that may impact on memory are important, but the neural maturation...

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You are your memory

Jonathan K. Foster.

in Memory

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Memory. 6340 words.

Memory is a key psychological process. Without memory we would be unable to speak, read, identify what we see, navigate, or maintain relationships. ‘You are your memory’ considers the...

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