Assignment: Discussing Neurotransmitters
Lorraine and Albert are discussing neurotransmitters, getting ready for an exam. Lorraine maintains that neuronal dendrites sort excitatory and inhibitory messages through a process of elimination dictated by reuptake activity. Albert, on the other hand, argues that inhibitory messages always cancel out excitatory messages. Who is correct?
Remember-know instructions (Experiment 1)
These instructions were read by the experimenter, and are as follows:
Now you will be shown a series of individual words and asked if you recognize the word from the studying phase or if it is a new word. As you make your decision about recog- nizing a word, I would like you to bear in mind the following:
Often, when remembering a previous event or occur- rence, we consciously recollect and become aware of aspects of the previous experience. At other times, we sim- ply know that something has occurred before, but without being able consciously to recollect anything about its occurrence or what we experienced at the time. For exam- ple, if I see a friend on the bus today and recall having lunch with him earlier, I would say that I remember that person from before. If I see someone on the bus that appears familiar, but I cant remember having met him, I would say that I only know that person.
On the following task, you will be asked to make two responses for each word. You will press the button n on your keyboard if you believe it is a newword or the but- ton o if you believe it is a word you have seen before. Then, you will press r if you remember the word con- sciously, k if you simply know that you saw the word earlier, or space bar if you believe it was a new word. These instructions will be repeated on the computer and button values will be on each slide with the word.