memory notes - 3. Retrieval: recovery of the information...

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OCT 12 th Human Memory How does memory work? *How do we measure memory -Recognition: asked to indicated whether a previously learned fact, word, or other item has been encountered. Example: multiple choice question -Recall: asked to produce a previously learned fact, word, or other item Example: essay question Cued Recall: give trigger to what we want people to recall Serial Recall: recall words in order in which presented Free Recall: recall words in any order Stage Theory: 3 Processes 1. Encoding: physical sensory input is transformed into information to be stored in the memory 2. Storage: moving of encoded information into a memory store and the maintenance of the info
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Retrieval: recovery of the information from a memory store and moving info into consciousness Sensory Memory: Whole Report: recall as many letters as you can from the whole report Partial Report: recall letters in a certain row-- people do better with this Short Term Memory: What we are consciously aware of at any time Duration: 18-20 seconds Capacity: 7 items + or - 2 Working Memory: Simultaneously being able to hold information in the mind while processing other information Expand its capacity by chunking- set of items associated with each other Prior Memory helps with working memory...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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