Lain in your own words the terms memory, encoding, storage, and retrieval. I believe memory is everything that we remember whether it be from childhood to a few weeks ago or a few minutes ago. Memory is the mental processes that enable you to retain and retrieve information over time. Memory is broken into three stages: encoding, storage, and retrieval. Encoding is the process of receiving, processing, and combining information. Encoding allows information from the outside world to reach our senses. In this first stage, we must change the information so that we may put the memory into the encoding process.
Storage is the second memory stage or process in which we maintain information over periods of time so that it can be used later. Retrieval the calling back of stored information in response to some cue for use in a process or activity. The third process is the retrieval of information that we have stored. We must locate it and return it to our consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the kind of information. Problems can occur at any stage of the process, leading to anything from forgetfulness to amnesia. Distraction can prevent us from encoding information initially; information might not be stored properly or might not move from short-term to long-term storage; and/or we might not be able to retrieve the information once it’s stored. This chapter really helped me understand why and how my Geriatric patients forget things, that date back 20 years.
DFQ #at what is a tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) experience? Have you ever had a TOT experience? Tip-of-the-tongue experience – Experience in which you know a word or piece of information but are having trouble recalling what it is. It feels as though it is on the tip of your tongue, hence the name, but it doesn’t come to you right away. Most of the time you can see an image in your mind, recall the first letter of a word, or know all kinds of information about it. A high percentage of people can usually figure out what they were trying to say after a few minutes. I usually have this issue when it comes to names for people. I process a lot of people’s names daily due to the job that I have and when I see them again somehow, I have a T.O.T experience when I see them
In the movie Silver Linings Playbook, Pat Solitano suffers from bipolar disorder and is released from a psychiatric hospital. After seeing the movie, do you think he was ‘well’ enough to return living with his parents? I feel that after seeing Silver Lining Playbook that Pat Solitano was fine to go home. The situation is very interesting that he in my opinion somewhat has a case of PTSD. What he walked in on was a very traumatic situation for Pat. And now he will always have this trigger of his wedding song that causes him to remember that situation and that can be he had any issues though so him being at the psychiatric hospital didn’t really do any benefit to him. The diagnosis of the bipolar disorder I thought was very interesting. I feel that we didn’t have enough bas\cu story in the movie for us to be able to say that Pat truly had Bipolar. What I feel was portrayed was that he had something happen to him and he wasn’t sure how to cope with it until he met Tiffany and she had equally been in a traumatic situation, and they fed off each other to calm down and be able to handle life together.
Do you think the movie portrayed, accurately, this mental disorder? I feel that for someone is portrayed as someone with the bipolar disorder that this was a good portrayal of someone with bipolar. My mother has this disorder and she can literally at the drop of a dime change and basically is a totally different person. I think that showing Pat in the situation when he couldn’t sleep and was having issues there and then the extremely low points of the movie it really does show him having this disorder. Take the instance of not finding his wedding tape. This was a very extreme low for him and without trying to cause it things got very heated, and he hits his mother and father and then he and his father will then begin to fight with each other. There was also when Tiffany told him that she would get his letter to Nikki then it was a huge high and then nothing anyone told him really mattered. If you are living with someone who is bipolar you should try to talk them into seeing doctor. That way you or the other person is not at risk.
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