Psy 101 Memory Feb 19

Psy 101 Memory Feb 19 - Memory-persistence of learning...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Memory -persistence of learning overtime by the storage and retreival of information. Hermann Ebbinghaus -used nonsense syllables (3 letter combinations to memorize), the more times practiced on day 1 the fewer 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 -process of getting information out of memory 3 types of memory Sensory memory -the immediate, initial recording of sensory information in the memory system. Records information from the senses for up to three tenths of a second (iconic (visual) memory and echoic (auditory) memory). Material you pay attention to gets encoded to your working memory but without attention it decays quickly. Short term or working memory -focuses more on the processing of briefly stored Information. Limited in duration/capacity, magic number 7 +/- 2. Lasts 18 seconds.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

Psy 101 Memory Feb 19 - Memory-persistence of learning...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online