Essays Tagged: "Short-term memory"


axation and sleepiness. Bigger doses cause general sensory distortions, changed time sense, loss of short-term memory, loss of balance, and difficulty in completing the thought processes. Very high do ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

This is a paper on the basics of human memory, specifically on the effectiveness of maintenance and elaborative rehearsals.

some extent, cannot be understood. However, experiments have been done trying to understand how our short-term memory works. Although the works of the short-term memory may not seem entirely too diffi ... n. Scientists then set up an experiment that would prove maintenance rehearsal resulted in a better short-term memory.In this experiment, subjects were told that they would be tested on their memory o ...

(3 pages) 68 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Memory Management - Ways to improve your memory (including the time factor)

er the first couple (because they focus on those words) and the last two (because they are still in short-term memory). Unfortunately, remembering 4 words out of 10 wouldn't be regarded as a passing m ...

(17 pages) 302 4 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Pot smoking by teenagers.

ids are smoking more powerful, dangerous marijuana; becoming addicted; going to high school stoned; short-term memory and learning ability are impaired, longer-term health and mental problems are unkn ... thor Abel details how by far the most consistent and clear-cut effect of marijuana is disruption of short-term memory. Short-term memory is usually described as "working" memory. It refers to the syst ...

(11 pages) 93 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Alzheimer's Disease.

are three stages of AD progression. Stage I (mild dementia) is characterized by loss of short term memory and decreased judgment. Stage II (moderate dementia) includes difficulty with speech and lang ... tigmine salicylate (Antilirium). These drugs are anticholinesterase inhibitors that work to improve memory by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine (Taber's 82). If AD is caught in early stages, d ...

(2 pages) 79 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Overall discussion on what it does and how the memory stores info.

that learning has persisted over time." There are generally three types of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory and long-term memory.Sensory memory is the first level of memory. Sensory memory r ... t likely to move on for further processing.Information passes from sensory information storage into short-term memory, where again it is held for only a short period of time, a few seconds or minutes. ...

(5 pages) 213 3 4.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

This essay is about the dangers of marijuana, long and short term problems it causes.

lso indicated disruption in ovulation, therefore, being a concern in when dealing with reproduction.Short-term memory is also affected when using marijuana. Even in small doses, THC impairs your abili ... ijuana. Even in small doses, THC impairs your ability to perform tasks that require you to use your short-term memory. For example, if you looked a list of words, after using a small dose of marijuana ...

(4 pages) 61 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

My sickness, your saviour!!!- creative short story for my biology class explaining the Alzheimer's disease.

e most mysterious mental diseases. It is a progressive brain disorder that makes me have short term memory problems. This is how my doctor explains it.It's kind of strange that I got this disease b ...

(3 pages) 52 2 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories


h require you to participate in exercises that will test your hand-eye coordination skills and your short-term memory. To successfully calibrate each tower, you have to perform 30 calibration sequence ...

(35 pages) 53 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Legalize marijuana use

b, ganja, chronic, haze, Buddha and reefer. Its side effects include: confusion, loss of short term memory, increase in appetite, hallucinations and loss of motivation. It may be bad for your lungs an ... both strict and more relaxed criteria) we only noted that regular cannabis users performed worse on memory tests, but that the magnitude of the effect was very small. The small magnitude of effect siz ...

(7 pages) 86 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Memory Retention This essay was designed to give background on the information-processing approach of cognition

To effectively study memory it is first necessary to categorize different types of memory. There are dozens of ways to di ... y to categorize different types of memory. There are dozens of ways to divide the specific types of memory. These concise categories all have very different characteristics and the acknowledgement of ... se categories all have very different characteristics and the acknowledgement of different types of memory makes the broad topic more manageable. First, there may be a distinction made between long te ...

(5 pages) 129 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Risk Assessment what about drug?

to smoke it in higher doses, it causes mild sensory distortions, an altered sense of time, loss of short-term memory, lose of balance and difficulty in completing thought processes. Even higher doses ...

(3 pages) 35 0 1.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Dare Report

y other drug can hurt different parts of your body. Marijuana causes breathing problems, short term memory loss, slows coordination and reflexes, and effects ones ability to judge distance, speed and ...

(1 pages) 14 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Short Term Memory Concept Paper

us have been there and can relate this to this due to the small capacity of your short- term memory.Short-term memory is memory for recent events that doesn't last long (about 15-30 seconds). This is ... ormation. Decay appears to be the primary reason of memory loss in short term memory (Baddeley 575).Short-term memory has two important characteristics. First, short-term memory can contain at any one ...

(2 pages) 95 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


ance is to make sure what you're studying is processed effectively so it can be stored in long-term memory."(p.259) Some information is obtained automatically, but the learning process requires a litt ... it, you will be more likely to remember it over a long time period. Rehearsal works for short term memory, but for long term, it is not as efficient.The next thing to do is take good notes. "Taking g ...

(2 pages) 58 0 2.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Information about chronic alcohol consumption

od. Another thing that can happen with frequent consumption of alcohol is it can lead to short term memory loss. The most dangerous organ that alcohol can cause to fail, is your liver. If alcoh ... appearance or hygiene, gradual decline of school, or job work, irritability, flushed skin, loss of memory or blackouts, sudden change in peer groups, etc. Some discrete signs of a drinking problem co ...

(4 pages) 37 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Emotion-Induced Amnesia in Rats: Working Memory Specific Impairment, Corticosterone-Memory Correlation, and Fear Versus Arousal Effects on Memory.

or a test (Adelson). You learn the material and have to remember it come test time. Working memory (short-term memory) is dependent on the hippocampus to remember newly acquired info (psycheducation). ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Outline two explanations of forgetting in short-term memory and decide which one is better. Present evidence to support your decision.

to explain this, one of them being displacement. In other words, materials currently circulating in short-term memory which has been insufficiently processed to pass onto the long-term memory, will be ... This can be tied with Miller's theory of capacity (Miller's magic number seven). Miller claims that short-term memory has a capacity of only seven items; therefore incoming items will have to displace ...

(2 pages) 31 1 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Contrast the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease with those of Parkinson's disease. What causes these different symptoms and how does this affect the treatment of these disorders?

se that is usually fatal within 10 years of onset and the first symptom will usually be the loss of short-term memory, followed by difficulties in time and spatial perception, communication, reading a ... ult of the degeneration of specific areas of the brain that relate to the storing and processing of short-term memory, the loss of bowel and bladder control, and other cognitive functions.Fig. 2 - Com ...

(13 pages) 75 0 3.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

How and to what extent is dyslexia a cognitive deficit? Draw on different explanations of dyslexia to build your argument.

nd visual information. Difficulties in dealing with phonological information (speech sounds) within short-term memory have also been identified. Any task that requires the processing of verbal informa ... cularly the areas of phonological, visual and automatization. People with dyslexia find tasks where short-term memory processing is required difficult. Short term memory processing is used in mental a ...

(6 pages) 47 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology