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Chapter 8 - Psych 101 Chapter 8 Memory 1 Memory as...

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Psych 101 2-25-08 Chapter 8: Memory 1. Memory as Information Processing a. What is memory? i. Processes that allow us to : 1. Record 2. Store 3. Retrieve b. Functions of memory i. Allows learning from experience ii. Helps us to adapt to changing environments c. Reduction in hippocample volume overtime, with age or with disease, has an effect on memory d. Type of memory i. Episodic memory-memory of an event, an episode ii. Semantic memory-think general knowledge (president of U.S., definition of this word) e. Mind as a processing system f. Three basic processes: (figure 8.2 in book) i. Encoding 1. Translating information into a neural code that the brain processes ii. Storage 1. Retaining information over time
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iii. Retrieval 1. Processes that access stored information g. Three Stage Model of Memory (figure 8.2) i. Sensory memory ii. Working (short-term) memory iii. Long-term memory h. Sensory Memory i. Briefly holds sensory information (e.g. iconic and echoic stores) ii. Sensory registers are initial information processors
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