Chapter 6 outline - Jake Venditto Chow 1/2/10 Chapter 6...

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Jake Venditto 1/2/10 Chow Chapter 6 Memory What Is Memory? Memory is an organism's ability to store, retain, and recall information. Encoding: involves forming a memory code, how it looks, how it sounds, or what it means. Storage: Involves maintaining encoded information in memory over time. Retrieval: involves recovering information from memory stores. The Stage Model of Memory Sensory Memory: Sensory memory is the earliest stage of memory. During this stage, sensory information from the environment is stored for a very brief period of time, generally for no longer than a half-second for visual information and 3 or 4 seconds for auditory information. We attend to only certain aspects of this sensory memory, allowing some of this information to pass into the next stage, short-term memory. Short-Term (Working) Memory: Short-term memory, also known as working memory, is the information we are currently aware of or thinking about. In Freudian psychology, this memory would be referred to as the conscious mind. Paying attention to sensory memories generates the information in
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course PSY 102 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '10 term at North Country Community College.

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Chapter 6 outline - Jake Venditto Chow 1/2/10 Chapter 6...

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