Compare and Contrast the Information Processing Approach, the Parallel Distributed Processing Model, the Levels of Processing Model, and the Traditional Three-Stage Memory Model.

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Chapter 7, 8, & 9 1. Compare and contrast the Information Processing Approach, the Parallel Distributed Processing Model, the Levels of Processing Model, and the Traditional Three-stage Memory Model.

Information Processing Approach- states that memory is a process, analogous to a computer, where information goes through three basic processes-encoding, storage, and retrieval
Parallel Distributed Processing Model- states memory is distributed across a wide network of interconnected neurons located throughout the brain. When activated this network works simultaneously to process information
Levels of Processing Approach-states memory depends on the degree or depth of mental processing occurring when material is initially
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Identify empirical findings regarding location of memory in the brain. 6. Differentiate between retrograde and anterograde amnesia; and describe the symptoms, causes, and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
Retrograde is when old memories are lost
Anterograde is when new memories cannot be formed
AD is progressive mental deterioration characterized by severe memory loss- characterized by a build-up of proteins in the brain. - cholinesterase inhibitors 7. Describe theories of forgetting, and differentiate between proactive and retroactive interference.
Decay Theory-Memory degrades with time
Interference Theory-One memory competes with another -Retroactive interference ( new information interfers with old) -Proactive Interference(old information interferes with new)
Motivated Forgetting-motivation to forget unpleasant, painful, threatening, or embrassing moments
Encoding failure-information in STM is encoded in LTM
Retrieval Failure-memories stored in LTM are momentarily inaccesible
8. Discuss forgetting and describe how

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