Memory Psychology

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One of the human functions that is intriguing to me and makes people unique from each other is human memory. I am finding that through experiences and what we remember from those experiences, our brain develops and humans form their interpretation of the world and the things around them based on their memory. Our favorite films and the ones we dislike the most are part of the many things that we draw our conclusions from based on memory. Knowing this can help me create more dynamic characters in my scripts because I can better form characters based on their memory. Whether it be the style the cinematographer might have in his or her shot choice or simply the action that is present on the screen, memory of these aspects allows me …show more content…

The way that I view a solution like this is taking the easy way out. It seems for no matter what condition you are going through in this country, there is nobody to sit and help you through a situation besides a bottle of pills. I don’t know what should happen exactly as a solution, but if we know that weaker emotion equals weaker memories than why can’t a psychiatrist work with patients in doing what they are hoping the pill can do? I’m personally apathetic in this area of study, but I feel strongly against the use of pills so regularly.
Flashbulb memories are a clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event. This is intriguing to me how this works, but it most certainly is true. I have talked with friends recently that I grew up with through grade school and we had one of those moments where I started a conversation off with, “Remember that one time we were out on the playground and a guy was walking around outside with a shotgun and we had to go inside on lockdown?” Of course they all remember that day and specific and minute things that happened during that time because of flashbulb memory.
After reading the chapter on memory I have become more aware on how the mind remembers things. I always told myself growing up that studying things I “already knew” was completely pointless, but it turns out that you are still learning just by continuing to review. I am going to have to

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