Memory FAQs:


Q: Is memory the faculty of the mind by which information is encoded?

A: Yes, and stored, and retrieved.

Q: Are memories constructed: "current hypotheses suggest that constructive processes allow individuals to simulate and imagine future episodes"?

A: Yes, and happenings, and scenarios.

Q: Is memory the conscious storage and recollection of data?

A: Yes, Under declarative memory resides semantic and episodic memory.

Q: Is memory very dynamic and comprise distinct phases covering a time window from seconds to even a lifetime?

A: Yes.

Q: Are memories stored and retrieved?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory a fast decaying store of visual information?

A: Yes, a type of sensory memory that briefly stores an image which has been perceived for a small duration.

Q: Are memories triggered by a time-cue, such as going to the doctor at 4pm?

A: Yes, Event-based prospective memories are intentions triggered by cues, such as remembering to post a letter after seeing a mailbox. Cues do not need to be related to the action , and lists, sticky-notes, knotted handkerchiefs, or string around the finger all exemplify cues that people use as strategies to enhance prospective memory.

Q: Is memory believed to be actually made up of multiple subcomponents?

A: Yes, such as episodic and procedural memory.

Q: Was memory unaffected?

A: Yes, and suggesting a dichotomy between visual and audial memory.

Q: Is memory understood as an informational processing system with explicit and implicit functioning that is made up of a sensory processor, short-term memory, and long-term memory?

A: Yes, The sensory processor allows information from the outside world to be sensed in the form of chemical and physical stimuli and attended to with various levels of focus and intent.

Q: Are memories reactivated during sleep?

A: Yes, but that the process doesn't enhance every memory.

Q: Is memory also known as working memory?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory a fast decaying store of auditory information?

A: Yes, and another type of sensory memory that briefly stores sounds that have been perceived for short durations.

Q: Is memory in its infancy?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory memory for future intentions, or remembering to remember?

A: Yes, Prospective memory can be further broken down into event- and time-based prospective remembering.

Q: Were memories unable to be stored into long-term memory and that there would be a very short attention span?

A: Yes, as first gleaned from patient Henry Molaison after what was thought to be the full removal of both his hippocampi.

Q: Is memory the gene KIBRA?

A: Yes, and which appears to be associated with the rate at which material is forgotten over a delay period.

Q: Is memory the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory usually attributed to changes in neuronal synapses?

A: Yes, and thought to be mediated by long-term potentiation and long-term depression.

Q: Was memory approximately 12 items, but that it degraded very quickly?

A: Yes, Because this form of memory degrades so quickly, participants would see the display but be unable to report all of the items before they decayed.

Q: Is memory part of memory preserving some characteristics of our senses pertaining to visual experience?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory episodic memory, "which attempts to capture information such as 'what', 'when' and 'where'"?

A: Yes, With episodic memory, individuals are able to recall specific events such as birthday parties and weddings.

Q: Is memory not a perfect processor?

A: Yes, and is affected by many factors.

Q: Is memory known as amnesia?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory not a carbon copy of the initial experiences?

A: Yes, and memories are updated during retrieval.

Q: Is memory precisely conducted by George Sperling using the "partial report paradigm"?

A: Yes, Subjects were presented with a grid of 12 letters, arranged into three rows of four.

Q: Are memories clear episodic memories of unique and highly emotional events?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory vital to experiences and related to limbic systems?

A: Yes, and it is the retention of information over time for the purpose of influencing future action.

Q: Is memory primarily employed in learning motor skills and should be considered a subset of implicit memory?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory a type of sensory memory that represents a database for touch stimuli?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory supported by transient patterns of neuronal communication?

A: Yes, and dependent on regions of the frontal lobe and the parietal lobe.

Q: Are memories enhanced through active consolidation?

A: Yes.

Q: Are memories not properly transferred to long-term memory?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory also the premise for what allows us to do everyday activities involving thought?

A: Yes.

Q: Is memory believed to rely mostly on an acoustic code for storing information?

A: Yes, and to a lesser extent a visual code.

Q: Was memory 7±2 items?

A: Yes, Modern estimates of the capacity of short-term memory are lower, typically of the order of 4–5 items; however, memory capacity can be increased through a process called chunking.

Q: Is memory that the things remembered are automatically translated into actions?

A: Yes, and thus sometimes difficult to describe.

Q: Is memory also known as declarative and non-declarative systems?

A: Yes, These systems involve the purposeful intention of memory retrieval and storage, or lack thereof.