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Analyzing Neurological Disorders

1) Analyze Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curves and what they tell us about memory, remembering, forgetting, time, etc

2) Please show a diagram of the areas of the brain and explain what they do

3) Compare and contrast neurological disorders and their effects on individuals (e.g., Broca's Aphasia, Wernicke's Aphasia, Retrograde/Anterograde Amnesia, severing of Corpus Collosum, Exceptional Autobiographic Memory)

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Analyze Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curves and what they tell us about memory, remembering, forgetting, time, etc

Hermann Ebbinghaus was one of the first psychologists to study forgetting. Using himself as a subject Ebbinghaus tested his memory three letter nonsense syllables. Using previously known words would have relied upon information and knowledge stored in his memory. Ranging from 20 minutes a day up to 31 days Ebbinghaus tested how good his memory was when trying to recall the three syllable nonsense words. His results showed a correlation between time and forgetting, known as the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve. Information is initially quickly lost after it is presented. However, factors such as how frequently information was presented and how the information was learned, played a significant role in memory retention. The forgetting curve showed that after a certain point, an individual's level of forgetfulness tends to level off, instead of continuing to decline, indicating that long term memory is quite stable. Distractions during the presentation of new information hinders the brains ability to retain the information long enough to store it in the individual's long term memory. (Cherry, 2013)

Diagram areas of the brain and explain what they do

According to Kinser and Grobstein (1994-2013), the Central Nervous System (CNS) includes the spinal cord and brain. The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) include the nerves. Together, the CNS and the PNS control the entire body. Sensory nerves obtain information from the environment which sends ...

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The expert analyzes neurological disorders. Diagrams of the areas of the brain are provided. The expert compares and contrasts neurological disorders and they effects on individuals are provided.

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