chapter 29 - Chapter 29 Retrieval Getting Information Out...

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Chapter 29 Retrieval: Getting Information Out - To many people, memory is recall: the ability to retrieve information not in conscious awareness - To a psychologist, memory is any sign that something learned has been retained, so recognizing or more quickly relearning information also indicates memory Retrieval Cues - Imagine a spider suspended in the middle of her web, held up by many strands extending outward from her in all directions to different points, if you were to trace a pathway to the spider, you would first need to create a path from one of these anchor points and then follow the strand down into the web o Process of retrieving memory follows a similar principle, because memories are held in storage by a web of associations, each piece of information interconnected with others o When you encode into memory a target piece of information, such as name of person sitting next to you in class, you associate it with other information about your surroundings, mood, seating position, etc. ..these bits of information cans serve as
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