Strengths Of Memory Theory

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Memory is the process of encoding, storing and retrieving and also includes the ability later recall information and experiences gained in the past within the brain. It can be also described as the process of maintaining information overtime. It is also said that “our lives are the sum of our memories”, which gives out an idea of how important memory is to a human brain. Everything we use in our day today lives depends on memories which are the past experiences we went through and it is the ability to remember our past. Memory is a significant component when it comes to learning. Learning depends on memory to a certain extent because it engages in the process of storing and retrieval. Human memory can be categorised into three categories…show more content…
Weaknesses are, the model is oversimplified. Suggests rehearsal helps to transfer information which is less important in this case. This model only focuses on attention and rehearsal and tends to disregard the process elements of memory. It has also been criticized for being a linear model. Levels of processing by Craik and Lockhart, 1972) was presented as a result of the criticism level at the multi store model. This theory mostly gives attention to the structures and processes involved in memory. In this model authors proposes that memory is just a by product of the depth of processing of information and there is no clear distinction between short term and long term memory. This model emphasizes the way information is encoded affects how well it is remembered. The deeper the level of processing the easier the information is to recall. Strengths are; this model of levels processing contributes to understanding the processes that take place at the time of learning. Semantic processing does not always lead to better retrieval and describing than explaining are some weakness in this model. Reworking (putting information in your own words or talking about it with someone else), method of loci (when trying to remember a list of items, liking each with a familiar place), imagery (by creating an image of something you want to remember, you elaborate on it and…show more content…
It is a disorder that progressively develops. The cause for this disorder is unknown. Parkinson’s disease consist four main motor symptoms which are; bradykinesia, involuntary shaking or tremor at rest, stiffness of the arms or legs and postural inability. As well as these motor symptoms there are non- motor symptoms as well. Such as, depression, anxiety and irritability, cognitive changes, hallucinations, delusions, sleep disorders, sexual problems, loss of sense of smell and impulsive control disorders. Treatment for this disorder can be considered as medication, surgical therapy including lifestyle modifications such as exercise and more rest. The case of this 41 years old male would explain more about this non curable disorder. He first experienced loss of mental acuity, poor sleep and fatigue. After a couple of years he developed foot cramping and hand tremor and was finally diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Is severe symptoms were cramping, and numbness in his left foot and leg, left sided neck stiffness, cog wheeling in his left arm and left leg. During his medical examinations an upper cervical injury was discovered. He was a past professional cyclist. Therefore he had to recall numerous traumas to his head and neck during bike crashes in his medical examinations, which the examiners depicted, could have caused his upper neck injuries. Within the first week he reported his

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