PSY 356 Week 5 Assignment: Memory and Brain Mechanisms Paper

Semantic Memory and Schemas


The goal
of this paper is to understand how the brain and memory processes are
intertwined. Read all of the reading resources listed for this week on
short-term and long-term memory, and how the various types of memory tie in
with the neural mechanisms in the brain. For further readings, access the
Memory and Brain Mechanisms Paper Suggested Resources. In an essay of 1,000-1,250
words, discuss how memories are formed and maintained in the brain through the
actions of neural circuitry. Use at least four of the listed
resources to address the following questions:


  1. Theoretically, how is working
    memory similar to and different from long-term memory?


  1. How are memories formed in the
    brain (using neural circuitry), and how are they maintained?


  1. When is it adaptive to
    remember, and in what ways may it be adaptive to forget?


  1. Given what we know about brain
    mechanisms in memory, are our memories accurate? Explain your answer using
    information on how memories are stored in the brain.


  1. How can knowledge of the brain
    and memory systems be used to help individuals suffering from memory
    problems (e.g., poor memory, amnesia, PTSD)?


  1. What role do age and
    environment play in how memories are formed and maintained?


this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


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the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning
the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations
for successful completion of the assignment.


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