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Is it possible for a person to have anterograde amnesia and be aware of it?

Yes it is possible. It is very common for normal individuals to feel like they should remember something, but are then unable to actually recall the contents of that particular memory. This feeling of ...
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Why do we sometimes forget the retrospective component of a particular task?

I must begin by stressing that while this is an interesting question, it is also very complex (much like memory itself). Similar to other areas of Cognitive Psychology, depending on which expert you ...
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If 10 words are presented at the same time, is it still considered a 'free recall' test?

Memory recall is generally tested with one of three paradigms: serial, cued, and free. In serial recall the subject must recall the items in a specified order (e.g., forward or backwards). In cued ...
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If 10 words are presented at the same time, is it still considered a 'free recall' test?

Free recall refers to not being given exemplars during the retrieval task. For example, multiple choice would be called recognition here, not recall. The format of the presentation such as ...
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Chunking: more chunks or more items?

I think you're misunderstanding the concept of chunking. If the items are arbitrary with no connection to each other, chunking will do you no good since grouping them is meaningless and thus you're ...
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How many items in a list can a human create without repetition?

Recalling items from short term memory is a very different task from creating a list of all unique items. There are a number of strategies for recalling items from short term memory without repeating, ...
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Link between visual-spatial + verbal working memory and intelligence/academic achievement?

Work in progress - What is the relationship between the different types of working memory or short-term memory and other types of reasoning abilities (non-working memory reasoning tasks including ...
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Ligand-gated ion channels as operators

Short answer Generally, Hodgkin & Huxley-derived models are used to describe the gating characteristics of ion channels and ligand operated receptors. Background Ligand-gated and voltage-...
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Cognitive Models of learning Working Memory usage

ACT-R is a complete cognitive model that incorporates Working Memory, Declarative Memory and Procedural Memory, but also incorporates input (visual and auditory) and output (manual) buffers. It is a ...
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Is there any reason why chunking the digit span test would not help?

As far as I know the effectiveness of chunking depends on (1) test speed and (2) amount of practice. At low speed simple techniquest benefit almost everyone a little, even with virtually no practice. ...
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What caused psychologists to be so wrong about the size of working memory?

In the TED talk he's making a joke ("memory used to be X, now it's Y!"). Likely referencing the "good ol' days" trope where one talks about how things used to be different when the ...
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Improving backward item retention

If it is a 30-digit number recited at once and you have to recall the longest range of subsequent digits you can recall in reverse order, it would be better to listen more carefully to the ones at the ...
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Improving backward item retention

Working memory has a span length of 7 +- 2 (Miller, 1956) digit. So I will suggest you remember the numbers as a bigger one. E.g if you hear 3, 8, 9, 4 ... you can pair them in 38, 94. This will mean ...
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Is there a benefit for humans to lose memory access when under elongated periods of stress?

Disclaimer : this answer isn't backed by any source, aside from personal experience. Edit : found a source https://health-clevelandclinic-org.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/health.clevelandclinic.org/what-...
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Is short-term memory theoretically possible to with spiking neurons?

While we don't entirely know how all aspects of working memory operate, experiments show that a subset of cells in the brain exhibit persistent activity during working memory tasks. Here's an example ...
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Can overload of information affect short term memory?

If you look at overloading from overuse of directed attention then I would say yes, and I would say yes it does lead to fatigue and stress, which is why you need to redress with Attention Restoration ...
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Cognitive Models of learning Working Memory usage

I could only find a single instance of learning to leverage a memory. "The Origin of Epistemic Structures and Proto-Representations" by Chandrasekharan and Stewart shows how to include the option to ...
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