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Unformatted text preview: Memory -Chapter 6 June 11, 2009 Memory-is the process of encoding (transforming information to a form that can be stored in memory (delta =change arrow up = increase)), storage(maintaining information in memory [ getting attached to USB where you have all sorts of information in one place ]), consolidation (putting all your loans together so you just make a payment in one huge package instead of each 5 student loans) , an d retrieval(bringing stored memory to mind [search for information that was stored and bring it up to working memory]) of information. Sensory memory- Temporary storage for sensory information Capacity: large Duration: visual, fraction of a second ; auditory 2 seconds Information lost though: 1. decay 2. displacement Short term memory-brief storage for information currently being used capacity about 7 items Range from 5-9 Duration less than 30 seconds without reversal Information lost through: 1. decay 2. displacement 3. interference Long term memory- permanent or relatively permanent storage Capacity virtually unlimited Duration from minutes to a lifetime Information lost through: 1. Encoding failure 2. Consolidation failure 3. Interference 4. Motivated forgetting 5. Retrieval failure Briefly holds information from the senses- o Visual information- fraction of a second o Auditory Information- up to 2 seconds...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course PSYCH, 0000 taught by Professor 0000 during the Summer '08 term at TAMU Intl..
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