Somalia, known as the Horn of Africa and to me known as my home, is not known for it's cold temperatures. In fact in written records it has never snowed over there, and the temperatures rarely come close or never get to the freezing point. With me growing up there and not seeing much or any of the outside world, you can imagine my reaction to seeing snow for the first time. So you can probably guess that my most vivid childhood memory would be about seeing snow for the first time. When we first came to America, landing and stepping out of the plane into the New York airport for the first time, i immediately noticed the sudden change of temperature from the warm and cozy plane to stepping into the frigid air of New York in Mid-February. The freezing temperatures wasn’t what boggled my mind, more than the sight in front of me, which was white fluffy looking stuff that covered almost everywhere, except for the runway which was shuffled to the side. At first i was amazed at how breathtaking the sight in front of us was, but then i started to get confused and had a lot of question that i wanted someone to answer start popping up in my head; like “what was this stuff called?” “where did it come from?” how did it come to be, how was it made?” “who had made it, and how did the cover it all over the city?” These questions where nagging at me so I had to ask someone, so i turned to my dad, who had done a lot of traveling, so he might know what this stuff was. When I asked him all the questions one after another he chuckled at how confused I was. He told me to slow down and ask the questions one by one. After drowning my dad’s ear with questions, I found out some needed information on what is found out was called “barrf” in Somali or snow in English, and how it was a type of weather
1) Psychiatry, the study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behavior. This was illustrated by the whole facility of the shutter island, they are all psychiatrics.
2) Flash back, a sudden and disturbing vivid memory of an event in the past usually it's because a psychological trauma. This was illustrated by the scenes from Germany when Teddy was a soldier when he was seeing the dead bodies.
3) Defense mechanism, the ego's protective methods or reducing…
The Good Ol’ Days
As humans, our lives are always filled with nostalgic feelings whether it be happy memories from the past or the emotions related to those memories. Every day we are surrounded by objects, people, and places that evoke feelings of nostalgia whether it be from something as simple as a smell or something as major as a piece of literature. Literature can evoke feelings of nostalgia by creating a world that opens a portal to the past and can remind readers of happy events that leave…
Geraldine Connolly describes the ideal summer for the average teen. It conveys how careless, celebratory, problem-free, and joyful youth is, and to enjoy it while it lasts. Through the use of tone, theme, and imagery, Geraldine Connolly paints a vivid picture for the reader of what its like to experience summer as a teenager.
The poems tone did an excellent job of presenting cheerfulness and optimism. The poem frequently talks about the positive memorable times of Geraldine Connolly’s youth.…
that the lanyard he made for his mother was just as thoughtful as
all the love and time she had given him through the years. Changes in the poems tense make it
clear that this is a memory that meant a lot to Collins because he has remembered it over a period
of time. In this free verse lyrical poem Collins relies on vivid imagery and a tone of reflection to
show how we can never repay a mother’s love.
In the first stanza Collins makes the time in which this takes place very clear by saying
How important is imagery in relation to arousal?
Research by Geary, Vigil, & Byrd-Craven states that attractive images held within semantic memory and pattern matched with an auditory stimulus facilitate rapid arousal than unattractive images.
Although images do play a big role, in a study by smith it is reported that more vivid (realistic) visual images during sexual fantasy reported higher levels of sexual arousal but the content of imagery was separate from fantasy.
Heres an example:…
Explicit memories are memories we recall intentionally and of which we have conscious awareness. These memories can be either episodic (memories dealing with a specific episode in time.) or semantic (memories pertaining to general knowledge and that are decontextualized). In Jim’s case, his recollection of his memory of his parents winning the lottery is an episodic memory.
Researchers have shown that our memories are more fallible than many of us thought to be possible. Commonly, we are very confident…
boarding school, Wordsworth was exposed to many childhood adventures amidst the vast and picturesque landscapes of the countryside. It was here that he gained in great perspective about his feelings towards childhood, his relationship to nature and the memories that would grow to serve him great happiness in his later years. These connections inevitably present themselves throughout many of the prolific writings of his life.
One work in particular, “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey,…
Revisiting and Reliving Sacred Memories
Younger generations, unlike that of E. B. White’s, are stereotypically forgetful of gratefulness. It is not uncommon to lose sight of all that one has. Sometimes one needs a retreat, an escape from the present to revisit special and sacred memories. Memories do not necessarily have to have a positive connotation to be special, and it is negative moments that enhance the positive ones. E. B. White utilizes vivid contrast between the past and the present…
one thing is like another different thing.
use of “as” “like”
to make descriptions more emphatic or vivid
the pairing of identical or similar consonant sounds
provides emphasis, and sometimes aids in memory and for dramatic effect.
use of word or words that are indicative of a sound that the source of the sound produces i.e “bang”
auditory image, for more vivid description of people, places, and ideas.
refers to repetition of sounds produced by vowels…
Hermann ebbinghaus-nonsense syllabus.
Ability when testing- recalling and performing well on a test.
Conritubter on memory
Information processing model. –similar to a computer.
When processing this you need encode, save, retrieve it into the computer.
Researchers think he human brain is like a computer .
Using our 5 senses, were selective to what we pay attention too.
This also helps us to survive.
Most research has been done with hearing and vision.