May '14
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  • Q:

    Satyana's house burned to the ground on Sept. 25 of last year. Her memories of what she did on that day are more vivid and more easily recalled than are her memories of her actions on less eventful days. Which of the following explains her superior recall of events on the traumatic day?



    Stress hormones and activity in the amygdala flood the brain with enhanced memory-processing capability during traumatic events.


    Memory capacity is increased during traumatic events due to enhanced sensory input.


    Memories of actions surrounding traumatic events are processed visually rather than acoustically or semantically.


    Working memory and storage capacity increase in response to stress hormones in times of trauma.

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