Opposite of proactive interference
retroactive
person must retrieve information learned earlier, like a fill in the blank test
recall
center located in limbic system, helps process explicit memories for storage
hippocampus
information that has been acquired, stored, and retrieved.
memory
measure of memory that assess the amount of time saved when learning material again
relearning
Disruptive effect of prior learning on recall of new info
proactiveinterference
Clearmemory of an emotionally significant moment or event
flashbulbmemory
Tendency to recall experiences that are consistent with ones mood
moodcongruentmemory
Inability to form new memories
anterograde
Enocoding semantically based on meaning of words
deepprocessing
basic defense mechanism that banishes from consciousness anxiety thoughts, memories and feelings
repression
Enhanced memory after retrieving rather than rereading info
testingeffect
sense that "you've experienced before"
dejavu
organizes items into familiar units, helps recall things easier
chunking
person identifies items previously learned, as on a multiple choice test
recognition
permanent and limitless storehouse of the memory system
longtermmemory
Incorporating misleading info into ones memory of an event
misinformationeffect
memory that holds a few items briefly
shorttermemory
activation, often unconsciously of associations in memory
priming
Memory aids, techniques that use vivid imagery and organizational devices
mnemonics