GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Forgetting-Encoding Failure Study Material (Page 1 of 2)

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Theories of Forgetting

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  • Decay Theory: Forgetting due to memories fading over time. This does not apply to LTM. It often occurs in sensory storage and STM as these do not and cannot process and store all the information.
  • Interference Theory: Hindrance of learning new information because of other information learned before or after the new inf…

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Anterograde vs. Retrograde Amnesia: Anterograde Amnesia and Characteristics of Anterograde Amnesia

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Retrograde & Anterograde Amnesia

Anterograde Amnesia

This form of amnesia follows brain trauma and is characterized by the inability to remember new information. Recent experiences and short-term memory disappear but victims recall events prior to the trauma with clarity.

Characteristics of Anterograde Amnesia

  • Inability to form new memories after the condition develops.
  • Patient is unable to form new memories
  • STM & procedural memory are preserved because they are independen…

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