Understanding Memory Loss
Memory loss is frightening. The purpose of this assignment is to make you think of memory loss realistically. Complete the steps listed below:
- Watch the video, Living Without a Memory, which provides an overview of memory and discusses actual cases of memory loss.
- Select a movie that has featured a character with memory loss. Describe the main features of the impairment exhibited by the movie character.
Engage your critical thinking skills. How accurately is memory loss featured in the selected movie? Specifically, does the memory loss in the movie resemble actual cases? Is appropriate terminology used? Is the prognosis realistic?
- Note that statements regarding the accuracy or inaccuracy of the memory loss illustrated in the movie are to be supported by evidence collected by cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists (i.e., experts). Thus, review the literature on memory loss and use at least two peer-reviewed articles that can answer the questions above. Although your opinion is valuable and always welcome, it needs to be supported by scientific evidence.
- Express your thoughts about how the movie could have more realistically depicted memory loss, its cause(s), time-course, and prognosis.
Guidelines for the AssignmentThis assignment must:
- Start with a title page.
- The title page must contain the following items (title of paper, student’s name, course name and number, instructor’s name, and due date).
- Be at least five double-spaced pages in length (without counting the title page and the reference list).
- Be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.
- Begin with an introduction to the selected topic in which you define all concepts that will be discussed in the paper.
- Briefly describe the memory loss featured in the selected movie and discuss its accuracy according to the guidelines described above. Keep in mind that accuracy refers to the description of symptoms, potential cause(s), prognosis and actual time-course.
- Conclude your paper by expressing your thoughts about how the movie could have more realistically depicted memory loss, its cause(s), time-course, and prognosis.
- End with a reference list.
- The reference list will be the final page of the paper. In this section, you will cite the articles you have chosen to discuss in the paper and any other source(s) you have used. A minimum of two peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library or Google Scholar must be cited. Be sure to follow APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.