Types of Forgetting & Memory Decay


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_____ is a theory that suggests that with the passage of time, our memories, which are like traces, fade and become difficult to access.

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1. Mary recently experienced a brain injury, and it has affected her memory. She finds that she has a difficult time remembering new things, like the name of a person she just met. This condition is known as _____.

2. Jason recently experienced a brain injury, and it has affected his memory. He finds that he has a difficult time recalling things that happened to him before the injury but can remember new things. This condition is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz combo helps you test your knowledge of forgetting and memory decay. Conditions regarding memory are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your familiarity with:

  • Term for not remembering things experienced in childhood
  • Name for not remembering a traumatic event
  • Theory suggesting that memories get difficult to access the more time passes
  • Memory conditions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on forgetting and memory decay
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the name for trouble with remembering new things after a brain injury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about problems with memory

Additional Learning

Types of Forgetting & Memory Decay is a lesson you can use any time to review more topics, including:

  • Types of amnesia
  • Why people lose their memory
  • Characteristics of memory decay