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Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Memory- the capacity to retain and...

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Chapter 6 Memory- the capacity to retain and later retrieve information Autobiographical memory- memory of events and expericnes in our own lives Human memory Memory has 3 basic tasks o Encoding- converting information into a form that can be stored into memory o Storage- the process through which information is retained in memory o Retrieval- the process through which information stored in memory is located A basic model of human memory Atkinson- three distinct types of memory o Sensory memory- storage of info brought by our senses Visual sensory memory- less the second. Leaves us with an image Acoustic sensory memory- less then a few seconds o Short-term memory/ working memory- small amounts of in for short periods of time o Long-term memory- vast amounts of information over long periods of time Selective Attention- our ability to pay some attention to only some aspects of the world around us while largely ignoring others. o
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