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The Moral Legality of Memory-Erasing Treatments
How nice would it be to have bad memories completely erased with a treatment? Perhaps an embarrassing moment or heartbreak? Philosophers have tossed this idea in neuroscience around contemplating if it would be morally permissible to do so. Some people believe it is completely morally impermissible to erase memories, arguin...
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An Overview of the Reconstructive Memory Model by Loftus and Palmer
Loftus and Palmer (1974): Reconstructive Memory Model How memory works has been a mystery until the mid 1900s. During 1968, Atkinson and Shiffrin created a model that illustrates how they perceive how memory processing works, the multi-store memory model. The multi-store model explains how a sensory coding can trigger memo...
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A Study of the Hypothesis Related to the Concept of Working Memory
Introduction Working memory is defined as the memory system that actively holds multiple pieces of transitory information in the mind where they can be manipulated. It is often used synonymously with the term short term memory. This system stores and manipulates visual images and verbal information. The storage capacity of...
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An Analysis of the Synesthesia
Synesthesia: A Symphony of Color The five senses are the basis of human life and interaction with the universe. Sight, hearing, taste, touch and scent are considered vital to the everyday processes of life for every living creature on the planet. The senses each have their own individual barriers between one another, and...
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A Study on Restoration Theories of Sleep
Describe and Evaluate Restoration Theories of Sleep In 1983 a scientist named Rechtschaffen did an experiment in order to find out the effects of sleep deprivation in animals. To do this they simply put two rats on a rotatable disc which was above water, they hooked electrodes to the rat's heads in order to monitor any ele...
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The Three Subdivision of Memory
We do not know why we can and can’t remember certain things. There are many theories on memory but psychologists do not know what it really could be. We don’t exactly know what is going on in our brains. There are many different approaches to understand memory. Also there are many different ways to remember things. Everyone...
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An Analysis of the Reasons for the Accuracy and Inaccuracy of Sensory Information
As Elvidge (2007) explains, senses can at times fail to transmit the
required data to the brain despite the fact that they are believed to be
very reliable tools. This mostly happens when a person is drowsy, ill, or
exhausted. Unlike the infants, adults mostly rely on their senses when
engaged in different forms of activit...
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The Impact on the Human Brain During Cross Modal Perceptions
From the moment an image enters our eyes, and begins its process in the visual cortex, any touch or sound induced will impact how information is perceived by the brain. This is due to cross modal perception, in which perceptions between two different stimuli cross pathways in the brain. A process similar to synesthesia, whe...
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My Reasons to Study Psychology and Neuroscience
John Maxwell once said “leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” I contend that although wealth and power may contribute to the quality of life, I hope to ascertain my proper occupational path in psychology and neuroscience, and apply my knowledge to teach other indi...
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The Two Prevailing Theories that Try to Explain the Properties of the Mind
What is the mind? Where does it come from? Is it supernatural, i.e. unexplainable by science, or natural, existing due to physical phenomena? Philosophers have pondered over these questions for thousands of years without an end in sight. While many have thought that the mind is something unquantifiable, recent discoveries o...
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The Definition and Function of Consciousness in the Human Brain
What does it mean to be “conscious”? According to Merriam-Webster, to be conscious is to be “awake and able to understand what is happening around you.” While this is the common English definition, Susan Blackmore’s article “State of the Art—The Psychology of Consciousness” delves into the psychological definition of the wo...
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The Discovery of the Connection between Visual Perception and Neural Activity by Hubel and Wiesel
In their famous 1962 experiment, psychologists Hubel and Wiesel explored the neural basis of visual perception. They found that manually obstructing vision would lead to corresponding areas of the brain to deteriorate from lack of use. Similarly, in an anonymous blog post entitled, “The Eye Tells the Brain when to Plasticiz...
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A Research on the Connection Between Physiology and Consciousness in the Article The Brains's (Dark Energy) by Marcus E Raichle
In his article The Brain’s (Dark Energy), published in Annual Editions: Psychology 12/13, Marcus E. Raichle explains his group’s groundbreaking research regarding a long-pondered aspect of the connection between brain physiology and consciousness: what occurs in the human brain when we appear to be “inactive”? The article i...
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A Study on the Effects of the Lack of Sleep on People
Why do we sleep? The lack of sleep can effect a person in many ways. “Almost 20 percent of all serious car crash injuries in the general population are associated with driver sleepiness” says Dr. John. Billions of dollars are spent each year on direct medical costs associated with doctor visits, hospital services, prescript...
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The Importance and Use of Odor in Studying Behavioral Evidence
Odors have importance in the context of recollection of emotional episodic memories, and are extremely significant in learning and memory. In past studies, behavioral evidence has supported that memories that are elicited by odor are older memories, as well as less-thought of memories. Because of this, it generates almost a...
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An Introduction to the History, Government, Economy, and the Events that Sparked the Growth of Psychology as a Science in Russia
Russia was created in 1500 BC when a group of Vikings, the Slavs, wanted to create a trading post (Geographia, 2001). The trading post mainly consisted ofthe lands of Eastern Europe and Western Russia (Geographia, 2001). As time progressed, the small trading post grew into a larger civilization. Eventually, an entire cultu...
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The Influence of Neurotransmitters on Our Body
How Neurotransmitters Influence Us Neurotransmitters influences on topics like hunger, depression, euphoria, addictions and others. Neurotransmitter molecules are stimulated and released through electric impulses that travel to a neuron’s axon, and this can affect the human emotions and behavior. The brain is responsi...
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The Concept of Prejudice in the Introduction to Psychology by James W. Kalat
Prejudices is defined by James W. Kalat, author of the Introduction to Psychology tenth edition book, as an unreasonable attitude; either favorable or unfavorable toward a group of people. In short, Kalat clarify prejudice as a disparaging stereotype. A stereotype is putting a group of people into positive or negative categ...
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Logotherapy; Finding Your Meaning in the World
I believe that my future contributions to the medical fields will be substantial and will hopefully change the world. My top four greatest influences include Sigmund Freud, Viktor Frankl, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and my sister Regina. These three people changed the world, although I believe my sister did on a smaller scale. Sig...
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How Synesthesia Affects Everyday Life
Influence of Perception: Synesthesia How synesthesia affects everyday life Synesthesia shares some similarities to normal perception in everyday life, as it is a form of cross-modal sensation. People experience cross modal sensations every day, but people with synesthesia experience these as real sensations. The most comm...
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The Insight Into Perception and Consciousness
“Color Synesthesia: Insight Into Perception and Consciousness” I chose to summarize the article titled, ““Color Synesthesia: Insight Into Perception and Consciousness,” by Avinoam B. Safran and Nicolae Sanda. I have always been mildly interested in the phenomena of synesthesia, but never understood what caused it. I also h...
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