03-06 Memory3-1 - Memory Everything in life is memory, save...

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1 Memory “Everything in life is memory , save for the thin edge of the present - Gazzaniga, 2000 Sensory Memory Working Memory The Stage Theory of Memory Long-Term Memory (LTM) refers to the representations of facts, images, actions, and skills that may persist over a lifetime Long-Term Memory (LTM) • LTM is theoretically limitless in capacity • Under the right conditions, LTM can be limitless in duration as well
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2 Long Term Memory (LTM) LTM Declarative Procedural Semantic Episodic The Serial Position Curve Serial Position Curve The relationship between presentation order and memory performance The Serial Position Curve Two major effects: 1. Primacy Effect Early items remembered well 2. Recency Effect Later items are remembered well
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3 The Serial Position Curve The primacy effect is a result of items being encoded into LTM There is more time/opportunity to rehearse earlier items, increasing the likelihood of them being encoded into LTM Primacy Effect The Serial Position Curve The primacy effect can be manipulated by changing things that affect LTM encoding Slower Presentation Rate Enhances the primacy effect Rapid Presentation Rate Reduces the primacy effect The Serial Position Curve The recency effect is a result of items remaining in working memory The memory test occurs closer in time to items toward the end of the list. Thus, these items may still be maintained in working memory Recency Effect
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Tomhutcheon during the Spring '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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03-06 Memory3-1 - Memory Everything in life is memory, save...

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