Module 27 - Retrieval

Module 27 - Retrieval - Module 27: Retrieval: Getting...

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Module 27: Retrieval: Getting Information Out Recall : a measure of memory in which the person must retrieve info learned earlier, as on a fill-in-the-blank test. Recognition : a measure of memory in which the person need only identify items previously learned, as on a multiple-choice test. Relearning : a memory measure that assesses the amount of time saved when learning material for a second time. Retrieval Cues: (imagine a spider web on a branch) anchor points you can use to access the target info when you want to retrieve it later; the more you have, the better chances of finding a route to the suspended memory. - Mnemonic devices (memory aids that use vivid images/organizational devices) provide us with useful retrieval cues, but the best come from associations (tastes, smells, sights) formed at the time we encode a memory. Priming / “wakening of associations”: the activation, often unconsciously, of particular associations in memory - aka “memoryless memory” – memory without explicit remembering, invisible memory. Seeing/hearing the word “rabbit” primes associations with “hare” even though we may
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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