Gypsy RyderPSY360r2MemoryWrksht[1]

Gypsy RyderPSY360r2MemoryWrksht[1] - PSY 360 Cognitive...

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PSY 360 Cognitive Psychology University of Phoenix Material Memory Worksheet Using the text, Cognition: The Thinking Animal , the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources, answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 150 words in length. What is primary memory? What are the characteristics of primary memory? Primary memory is more commonly known as short-term memory. Primary memory is the workstation where information is temporarily encoded, manipulated, and either forgotten or passed on to secondary memory. According to many of the studies cited in the text the capacity of primary memory is between 5 and 9 units depending on the type of unit and individual in question (Willingham, 2007). It appears that primary memory is limited to 2 seconds of acoustic code and four visospatial objects. However, the capacity of semantic- based memory is more flexible because of the mediating effect of chunking. Chunking appears to increase the capacity of primary memory because secondary memory encodes through semantics. Primary memory is temporary because interference and decay act to
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2010 for the course PSY 360 taught by Professor Willis during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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