Memory

Long Term Potentiation: This video from Carlton University explains in detail the process of LTP, and how it facilitates learning.

The Human Memory. A great website that provides detailed information on all aspects of memory. Includes info on types of memory, memory processes, memory disorders, a review of brain structures involved in learning and memory and more.

The Brain from Top to Bottom. Interactive website that has a wealth of information related to learning and memory. You can select different levels of difficulty in explanation of content based on your level of understanding.

Implicit Vs. Explicit Memory. A short video discussing the difference between implicit and explicit memory. Good, detailed examples are provided. The video also discusses the role of each memory system in traumatic memories.

Types of Memory. Very brief web lecture that runs through the definitions of some types of memory.

Clive Wearing – The man with no memory. Clive Wearing suffers from both anterograde and retrograde amnesia that resulted from contracting Herpesviral-encephalitis. His memory capacity is only about 7 to 30 seconds long.

Cambridge Brain Sciences. Register for a free account and access multiple types of memory tests including the classic digit span short-term memory test.

H.M. (Henry Mulaison)

What happens when you remove the hippocampus? A short animation explaining the case of H.M and the memory disorder that resulted from the removal of his medial temporal lobes. The video highlights the important knowledge gained about the brain and memory through his tragic case.

Brenda Milner.  Short interview with famous Canadian neuropsychologist. The clip discusses her work in the field and her experience working with H.M.

Korsakoff’s Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. A web lecture discussing key symptoms, causes, and treatments of the disorder.

A case of confusion. An old video showing severe symptoms associated with Wernike-Korsacoff’s syndrome: D.T’s, Wernicke’s encephalopathy, cerebellar ataxia, Korsacoff psychosis. Although the clip is somewhat archaic it offers a good illustration of the symptoms.

 

 Alzheimer’s Disease

What is Alzheimer’s DiseaseA short animation that provides general information about the progression of stages in Alzheimer’s.

Mechanisms and secrets of Alzheimer’s disease: exploring the brain.  A more detailed description of the disease and the mechanisms involved in alzheimer’s dementia – beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.

Amnesia

PNSA journal article discussing famous amnesic patient E.P.  E.P. developed amnesia after acquiring encephalitis and was unable to retain new knowledge for events and facts, and also displayed retrograde amnesia spanning across multiple decades. Here is another article published in science daily discussing his case.

 

Test Your Knowledge

Psychology Memory Quiz Guide. Quiz yourself on topics related to learning and memory. Site offers a variety of tests including flashcards, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer and more. Feedback is provided.

Online Learning Center.  Multiple choice quiz on concepts related to memory.

Think Spot Psychology. Another multiple choice quiz on concepts related to memory.

 

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