Chapter 9: Remembering and Judging

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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