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B.COM I English 2007 (Regular)
Q.1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below:
PARA – 1
“Human memory, formerly believed to be rather inefficient is really more sophisticated than that of a computer, Researchers approaching the issue from different points of view have all concluded that there is a great deal more stored in our minds than what is generally supposed.”
PARA – 2
“Dr. Wilder Pinfield, a Canadian neurosurgeon proved that by stimulating brain electrically he could elicit the total recall of specific events in his subjects lives. Even dreams and minor events supposedly forgotten for many year suddenly emerged in detail.”
PARA – 3
“The memory trace is the term for whatever is the internal representation of the specific information about the event stored in the memory. Assumed to have been made by the structural changes in the brain the memory trace is not subject to direct observation but is rather a theoretical concept that we use to speculate about how information presented at a particular time can cause performance at a later time. Most theories include the strength of the memory trace a variable in the degree of learning, retention and retrieval possible for a memory. One theory is that the fantastic capacity for storage in the brain is the result of an almost unlimited combination of interconnections between brain cells stimulated by patterns of activity. Repeated references to the same information supports recall or improved performance is the result of strengthening the chemical bonds in the memory.”
(a). For each of the following Words / Phrases find Words / Phrases with a similar meaning:
i. Highly Complex (Para – 1) ii. Supposed (Para – 3) iii. Extra Ordinary Ability (Para – 3)
iv. To Guess (Para – 3) v. Possibility of Restoration (Para – 3)
(b). How far can human memory works? (c). What do you understand by “memory trace”?


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