49 Fill In the Blank(s)


  1. The sense that we know the information we are trying to recall but can’t quite come up with it is known as the ________ ________.
  2. The ________ effect refers to a tendency to better remember items presented at the beginning of a list.
  3. ________ memory refers to knowledge or experiences that can be consciously remembered.
  4. The strengthening of the synaptic connections between neurons as a result of frequent stimulation is called ______ ________.
  5. The hippocampus is particularly important for explicit memories while the ________ is particularly important for implicit memories.
  6. Visual sensory memory is more commonly referred to as ________ ________.
  7. The central executive is the part of ________ ________ that directs attention and processing.
  8. ________ fixedness occurs when people’s schemas prevent them from using an object in new and non-traditional ways.
  9. The term ________ ________ is used to describe a vivid and emotional memory of an unusual event that people believe they remember very well.
  10. Damage to the amygdala would most likely disrupt our ________ memories.


  1. tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon
  2. primacy
  3. explicit
  4. long-term potentiation
  5. cerebellum
  6. iconic memory
  7. working memory
  8. functional
  9. flashbulb memory
  10. emotional


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