Key Terms 8 - Key Terms Cognitive interview Use of various...

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Key Terms Cognitive interview Use of various cues and strategies to improve the memory of eyewitnesses. Curve of forgetting A graph that shows the amount of memorized information remembered after varying lengths of time. Declarative memory That part of long-term memory containing specific factual information. Digit-span test A test of attention and short-term memory in which a string of numbers is recalled. Distractors False items included with a correct item to form a test of recognition memory (for example, the wrong answers on a multiple-choice test). Disuse Theory that memory traces weaken when memories are not periodically used or retrieved. Echo A brief continuation of sensory activity in the auditory system after a sound is heard. Eidetic imagery The ability to retain a “projected” mental image long enough to use it as a source of information. Elaborative rehearsal Rehearsal that links new information with existing memories and knowledge. Encoding Converting information into a form in which it will be retained in memory. Encoding failure Failure to store sufficient information to form a useful memory. Episodic memory A subpart of declarative memory that records personal experiences that are linked with specific times and places. False positive
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