Chapter 5-STM-LTM-Working-Memory

Chapter 5-STM-LTM-Working-Memory - STM, LTM, Working Memory...

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STM, LTM, Working Memory Chapter 5
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Memory Attention dealt with capacity limitation, but with simultaneously arriving information ability to carry out several activities at the same time is restricted by total amount of mental effort that is available for distributing to these activities Memory capacity limitation, but focus on fact that people are limited in the number of items they can keep active in memory this limited capacity influences performance on a variety of tasks Extensiveness Definition Memory is the process involved in retaining, retrieving, and using information about stimuli, images, events, ideas, and skills after the original information is no longer present.
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Caption: Flow diagram for Atkinson and Shiffrin’s (1968) model of memory. This model, which is described in the text, is called the modal model because of the huge influence it has had on memory research.
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Modal Model of Memory Atkinson & Shiffrin (1968, 1971) theory of memory Emphasizes interaction among sensory store, STM, LTM Modal model: stages with different durations Structural features Sensory store: Preserves info for a few hundred milliseconds, or seconds STM Limited in __________ and __________ Information is lost within 15-30 seconds if it is not rehearsed
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LTM Unlimited in capacity and holds info over a much longer interval, but it often takes a fair amount of effort to get information into it Control processes Strategies that a person uses to facilitate acquisition of
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Chapter 5-STM-LTM-Working-Memory - STM, LTM, Working Memory...

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