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Human Memory

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Memory, the ability to process, store and retrieve information, is crucial to humans as it plays an important role in every aspect of our lives - from daily activities to surviving critical situations. The complexity and sophistication of human memory has fascinated philosophers, psychologists, writers and other thinkers of all times. This quiz will help you learn some interesting facts about memory, its workings and peculiarities.

Question 1:


Scientists differentiate what three basic types of memory, based on the duration of memory retention?
Sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory
Episodic memory, procedural memory, and semantic memory
Momentary memory, short-term memory, and permanent memory
Temporary memory, average memory, and permanent memory

Question 2:


To which of these essential human abilities is memory closely related?
Speaking
All of these
Learning
Understanding

Question 3:


Procedural Memory, a category of the long-term memory, refers to which of these basic human abilities?
The ability to gain and store general knowledge and information
The artistic and creative abilities
The ability to consciously retrieve stored facts and information
The ability to acquire and develop skills

Question 4:


Typically, how many random items can human short-term memory store?
9-11
3-4
15-17
6-8

Question 5:


Déjà Vu is one of the curios brain phenomenon. Which of these most accurately describes the term?
A sensation of something seen or experienced before
A spontaneous involuntary creation of a false memory
The feeling that something familiar was never seen before
A sudden flash of a long forgotten memory

Question 6:


Nearly everybody has experienced the "tip-of-the-tongue" situation when one is eagerly trying to think of a relatively familiar fact, name or word and is just about to recall it, but it constantly eludes him. What is the explanation of this strange experience?
Another item is blocking the recollection
Aging brain cells
Unpleasant experience associated with the memory
Mineral deficiency

Question 7:


Which of these most accurately explains the controversial issue of "false memories?"
Memories formed under the influence of misleading suggestions and clues
Memories causing false sensations
None of these
Memories lacking coherent and logical rationale

Question 8:


One of the most basic characteristics of our memory is the ability to forget, which is considered to be this type of function.
Developing function
Protective function
Cognitive function
Adaptive function

Question 9:


Amnesia, the loss of significant amount of important information, is a memory impairment which happens as a result of which of these?
All of these
Psychological trauma
Specific malfunctions in the brain
Physical injury

Question 10:


In the study of memory, what does the term "mnemonist" refer to?
Individual with exceptional memory
Individual with severe memory disorders
Individual who tends to create false memories
Individual who has recovered from amnesia

 


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