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Unformatted text preview: it to consciousness. Long term memory is information that you have and won’t forget. Short term memory is information that is in your brain for approximately twenty seconds. As long term memory is subject to fading in the natural forgetting process, several recalls/retrievals of memory may needed for long term memories to last for years, dependent also on the depth of processing. Individual retrievals can take place in increasing intervals in accordance with the principle of spaced repetition. This can happen quite naturally through reflection or deliberate recall (a.k.a recollection), often dependent on the perceived importance of the material....
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- Spring '09
- general psychology unit