Memory 10-9-07 - Memory Memory persistence of learning over...

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Memory – persistence of learning over time via the storage and retrieval of information Ebbinghaus used nonsense syllables (TUV ZOF GEK WAV) The more times practiced on day 1, the few repetitions to relearn on day 2 Memory as information processing Similar to a computer Encoding The processing of information into the memory system (extracting meaning) Storage The retention of encoded information over time Retrieval Processing of getting information out of memory Three types of memory 1. Sensory Memory The immediate, initial recording of sensory information in the memory system 2. Short-term or working memory Focuses more on the processing of briefly stored information 3. Long-term memory The relatively permanent and limitless storehouse of the memory system Sensory Memory Records information from the senses for up to three tenths of a second o Examples are Iconic (visual) memory and Echoic (Auditory) Memory Iconic Memory A momentary sensory memory of visual stimuli
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Memory 10-9-07 - Memory Memory persistence of learning over...

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