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- Human memory : theory and practice
- Human memory theory and practice Alan Baddeley
- Human memory: theory and practice (revised edition)
Human memory : theory and practice
What is memory? Short-term memory 19 3. Working memory 43 4. Learning 65 5. Organising and remembering 87 6. Forgetting 99 7. Repression 8. Storing knowledge 9. Retrieval Eyewitness testimony Amnesia Memory in childhood Memory and ageing Improving your memory Gathercole, aims to provide undergraduates with stimulating, readable, affordable brief texts by leading experts.
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Preface This book began life as an attempt to take what was known about the psychology of memory and present it in a way that was accessible to the general reader. I was delighted to discover that, in addition to being successful as a popular book, a number of my colleagues also found it useful as a basic memory text The original, however, was lavishly illustrated, making it difficult to market at a reasonable price. Furthermore, it has, in recent years, been hard to obtain in North America.
This prompted Len Berkowitz, a social psychologist visiting Cambridge from the University of Wisconsin, to urge me to produce a revised edition, and following further encouragement from Michael Anderson at the University of Oregon, I approached Psychology Press with a view to publishing and distributing the present edition in both Europe and North America.
In addition to a substantial revision of material carried out in , the present edition is fully referenced, with each chapter accompanied by a summary and suggested further reading. The present edition also contains a final chapter in which I have attempted to summarise those issues which I currently regard as being on the cutting edge of memory research.
I am grateful to my secretary Shan Haviland for her help in producing this revised edition, and also to Kirsten Buchanan and Paul Dukes at Psychology Press for their help in piloting the book through to its published form.
I also believe, however, that I have a good memory, and would argue, despite its occasionally embarrassing fallibility, that both my memory and yours exceed that of the best computer in terms of capacity, flexibility, and durability. In the chapters that follow ollow, I hope to persuade you to share my admiration.
Perhaps the best way to appreciate the importance of memory is to consider what it would be like to live without it, or rather without them, as memory is not a single organ like the heart or liver, but an alliance of systems that work together, allowing us to learn from the past and predict the future.
In recent years we have learned a great deal from the study of memory impairment following brain damage. Almost any damage to the brain will lead to some slowing in learning and some impairment in the speed with which we access old memories. Certain areas of the brain, however, are particularly crucial for memory. Serious damage to these can lead to dense amnesia, which can be a crippling handicap.
The herpes simplex virus is carried by a large percentage of the population, typically having no worse effect than causing the occasional cold sore. This can lead to extensive brain damage, and until relatively recently was often fatal. Although the disease can now be treated, patients often suffer extensive brain damage which frequently leads to memory problems.
Clive Wearing is a particularly dramatic example of the terrible aftereffects of encephalitis. He is so impaired that he cannot remember what happened more than minutes bef ore, with the result that he is convinced that he has only just recovered consciousness. He keeps a diary which records this obsession—page upon page of records indicating the date, the time, and the fact that consciousness has just been regained. When confronted with evidence of earlier apparent conscious awareness, by being shown a video of himself, for example, he becomes upset and denies the evidence, even after many years of being in this condition.
Whenever his wife appears, Clive greets her with the joy appropriate to someone who has not seen a loved one for many months. She has only to leave the room for two or three minutes and return for the joy to be repeated, a process that is always full of emotion, and always expressed in the same way.
Nevertheless it is severely disrupted—he knows who he is, and can give you a broad outline of his earlier life, but with very little accurate detail. He is not certain, for instance, whether his current, second, wife and he were married or not. He can remember, given appropriate prompts, certain highlights of his life, such as singing for the Pope during a papal visit to London or directing the first performance of Messiah in London with authentic instruments and decor.
He had written a book on the early composer Lassus, but can remember virtually nothing about him. His visual memory is also impaired—he spent four years in Cambridge, but does not recognise a photograph of his old college. His general knowledge is similarly reduced—he has no idea, for example, as to the author of Romeo and Juliet. There is, however, one area that is remarkably preserved, namely his musical skills. On one occasion his wife returned home to discover that his old choir was visiting him, and that he was conducting them just as he did in the old days.
He can sight-read music and is able to accompany himself on the harpsichord, playing quite complex pieces and singing with great skill and feeling. Alas, he appears to find the transition from music back to his desolate state of amnesia particularly disturbing, with the result that music does not seem to provide the kind of solace that one might have hoped. Clive has been in this state since He is still convinced that he has just woken up.
He still lives in a desolate, eternal present. He cannot enjoy books because he cannot follow their plot, and takes no interest in current affairs because, likewise, they are meaningless as he does not remember their context.
If he goes out, he immediately becomes lost. He is indeed a prisoner limited to a brief island of consciousness in the sea of amnesia. The tragic case of Clive Wearing demonstrates that memory is important, but what is memory? The physical basis of memory It is often assumed by non-psychologists, and indeed by a few psychologists, that psychological theories should have the final aim of giving a physiological account of psychological facts.
This view, which is sometimes called reductionism, sees a continuous chain of explanation extending down from psychology through physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics, to the subatomic particles studied by the physicist. I could pursue my enquiries at many different levels. I could ask about the history of the building and how it came to be built following the Great Fire. I could ask about the style, and the influence of classical architecture on Sir Christopher Wren, who designed it.
I could ask about its function, and I could ask about the details of the material that went into its construction. There is no doubt that such a study would be relevant, and indeed if the atomic structure of the bricks had been inappropriate, the cathedral would never have remained standing. However, one could know everything about the atomic structure of brick and stone and yet know virtually nothing of interest about the cathedral.
On the other hand, one could know a great deal about the cathedral without having any knowledge of the physio- chemical properties of brick and stone. The structure of materials does of course at some point constrain the architect and obviously has an important bearing on the creation of a building. Similarly, in principle, a number of aspects of human memory could be importantly influenced by physiological or biochemical findings.
However, many of the claims for an understanding of the molecular basis of memory that were being made a few years ago have since been shown to be premature—the neurochemistry of memory is proving much more complex than was previously suspected. There is no doubt that progress is being made in this important area, and that one day there may be a very fruitful collaboration between the human experimental psychologist and the neurochemist.
At present, however, there is little area of overlap, so I will give only a brief account of some of the work concerned with the neurophysiology of learning and memory.
The neurophysiology of learning and memory Learning almost certainly involves a chain of electrophysiological and neurochemical changes in the brain. Such changes are currently very difficult to study in the human brain, but considerable progress is being made in understanding the processes involved in learning in less complex organisms. It is capable, for example, of showing the phenomenon known as habituation.
This is a process whereby a stimulus that initially evokes a response gradually comes to be ignored when it is repeated, in the absence of any positive or negative outcome.
In the case of Aplysia, if one stimulates the siphon, both the siphon and the gill tend to be withdrawn initially; after repeated stimulation the withdrawal response stops, an effect that can last from minutes up to weeks. The withdrawal response involves electrical transmission across synapses, the special junctions between neurons, or nerve cells. Transmission across synapses depends on neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow one neuron to communicate with another. These in turn depend on the release of calcium ions.
The process of repeated stimulation gradually reduces the activity of the channels that release calcium ions, thus reducing the likelihood that sufficient calcium ions will be released to cause firing or onward transmission of a nerve impulse. Essentials of human memory 4 The opposite to habituation is sensitisation, a process that occurs when an independent stimulus increases the probability of a response.
Hearing a shot, for example, might make you sufficiently jumpy to be startled by the sound of a car door slamming subsequently. In the case of Aplysia, an unpleasant stimulus to the tail enhances the withdrawal response when the siphon is touched. This is caused by an increase in the amount of neurotransmitter substance released as a result of a greater influx of calcium ions into the terminal.
Aplysia is also capable of the form of learning known as classical conditioning. The best known example of classical conditioning is that previously observed in dogs by the Russian physiologist Pavlov, who showed that when the presentation of food was regularly associated with ringing a bell, eventually the sound of the bell alone led to salivation. In the case of Aplysia, the equivalent to food is a strong stimulation to the tail, which causes the automatic response of withdrawing the gill and siphon.
The equivalent of the bell is a mild touch of the siphon, which does not of itself lead to withdrawal.
Human memory theory and practice Alan Baddeley
Human Memory : Theory and Practice. Alan D. This new edition of Human Memory: Theory and Practice contains all the chapters of the previous edition unchanged in content plus three new chapters. The first edition was published at a time when there was intense interest in the role of consciousness in learning and memory, leading to considerable research and theoretical discussion, but comparatively little agreement. For that reason, the topic was regretfully omitted.
How do our memories store information? Why is it that we can recall a memory at will from decades ago, and what purpose does forgetting information served? Below we take a look at some of the most influential studies, experiments and theories that continue to guide our understanding of the function of the human memory. Memory can manifest itself in a variety of ways. When people tie their shoelaces or ride bicycles, they rely on past experiences to execute sequences of motor behaviors that accomplish those tasks.
Human memory: theory and practice (revised edition)
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Previous research has assumed that writing is a cognitively complex task, but has not determined if writing overloads Working Memory more than reading and listening. To investigate this, participants completed three recall tasks. These were reading lists of words before recalling them, hearing lists of words before recalling them, and hearing lists of words and writing them as they heard them, then recalling them.
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