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Chapter 26 Introduction to memory The Phenomenon of Memory - To a psychologist, memory is learning that has persisted over time, information that has been stored and can be retrieved Studying memory: information- processing models - A model of how memory works can help us think about how we form and retrieve memories, one model that has been used is a computer’s information processing system--- which in more ways than one is similar to human memory - In any event we must get information in our brain ( encoding) , retain that information ( storage) and later get it back out (retrieval) ... a computer does all this - Psychologists have proposed several information-processing models of memory, one modern model connectionism, views memories as emergin from interconnected neural networks... specific memories arise from particular activation patterns within these networks... for an easier to picture model Richard Atkinson and Richard Shiffrin proposed we form memories in three stages: o 1. We first record to be remembered information as fleeting
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