Cognitive Psy 2 - 1 How Are Ideas Represented In Memory?...

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1 How Are Ideas Represented In Memory? Human memory is one of the most interesting mysteries of our brain. Numerous researches have been exploring the topic and still there is so much to discover. How do we store information? Sometimes people explain it to children that our memory is a huge storage with many shells and sections, but actually it is much more complicated than that. Ideas we store are interconnected and classified in many ways. What we remember is not necessarily given in words and even when it is, it cannot be separated from images, perceptions and emotions. Understanding of how memory works requires a lot of research, reading and effort, so now we will pay attention only to one aspect. This work aims to give the reader a short review of how ideas, information or knowledge are represented in memory. Traditionally, psychology offers a variety of theories and approaches to the issue. Referring to psychoanalytic approach is not relevant considering the limitation of volume, so about that aspect the reader can know more from other sources, meanwhile further paragraphs will offer a review of mainly cognitive approaches to understanding of memory functioning. There is no clear definition of what is representation (Kosslyn, Smith, 2008), but to
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 375 taught by Professor Gordon during the Winter '11 term at WPUNJ.

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Cognitive Psy 2 - 1 How Are Ideas Represented In Memory?...

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