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Decay theory

Information that is not rehearsed will be forgotten


Prefrontal cortex

- Serves to process cognitive experiences of emotion
- plays a role in executive functions—higher order thinking processes such as planning, organizing, inhibiting behaviour, and decision making
- Damage to this area may lead to inappropriateness, impulsivity, and trouble with initiation
- not fully developed until mid 20's


Parietal lobe

Found at the top of the brain for sensation & language



brain stem structure that is primarily responsible for autonomic processes such as breathing and maintaining a heartbeat