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1KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION & MEMORY DEVELOPMENTKnowledge Acquisition & Memory DevelopmentDaniel ComfortPSY 331 Psychology of LearningInstructor: Gerranda Brooks-SmithJune 18, 2018
2KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION & MEMORY DEVELOPMENTKnowledge Acquisition & Memory DevelopmentEveryone’s memory is different, how we store information and how we recall it is different. Aswe look at all the different types of memory we can see how each one is stored in each one’sbrain. Retaining and recalling information from memory is a process. As the brain sorts throughevents and facts and stores them it needs to decide which memory bank it is stored in. Thethree different types of memory that the human brain uses is sensory, short-term and long-term. Memories are stimulated within the five senses of the human brain. Visual memory aresnap shots that are recorded within the neural systems.Our sensory memory is short and brief,all sensory memories are different and last for various amount of time. If the information isimportant it will either go to the short-term or long-term memory bank. Iconic memory is onethat last for a brief moment and is a triggered by the visual sense. Auditory sense is part of theechoic memory and it typically last less than four seconds, it is all important to know that it alsocan move to either the short-term or long-term memory if it is dimmed important. Our workingmemory which is also referred to as short-term memory records the information that iscurrently being used. Our short-term memory typically only last about twenty seconds. Theseven chunks of any number, word, letter or digital information’s contained within our memoryspan. The longest memory one has is there long-term memory which can hold a vast amount ofinformation. It can hold this information for periods of time that have yet to be determined. Theinformation that is kept is anything and everything. Long-term memory contains all of ourmemories and knowledge. This can also be recalled at any time.
3KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION & MEMORY DEVELOPMENTMemory Development and New Knowledge

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Term
Winter
Professor
ADRAGNA
Tags
Psychology, Memory processes, Knowledge Acquisition Memory Development

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