Module 24 - o Short Term Memory: activated memory that...

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Introduction to Memory Memory: - Any indication that learning has persisted over time. It is our ability to store and retrieve information. Memory Lost and Memory Feats - Humans have a capacity to remember voices, sounds, and songs; tastes, smells, and textures; faces, places happenings. - Memory capacity is perhaps most apparent in your recall of unique and highly emotional moments in your past. o i.e. 9/11 Terrorists attacks - Studying memory extremes has helped researchers understand how memory works. - Flashbulb memories: a clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event. Information Processing: - Memory is similar to a computer processing system o Encode : get information: processing of information o Storage: retention of encoded information over time o Retrieval : process of getting information out of memory storage. - Three Stage Processing Model: suggest that we form memory in 3 stages o Sensory memory : the immediate recording of sensory information in the memory system
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Unformatted text preview: o Short Term Memory: activated memory that holds items briefly before the information is forgotten. o Long Term Memory: permanent and limitless storehouse of the memory system. Includes knowledge, skills and experiences. o The 3 step process is limited and fallible, although helpful. Some information skips the first 2 stages and is processed into long- term memory automatically without our conscious awareness. -Working memory: emphasizes a more active role in the second processing stage (short term memory), where we rehearse and manipulate information, associating new stimuli with our older stored memories. o Working memory includes auditory and visual-spatial elements, coordinated by a central executive processor. -Brain scans show that frontal lobes are active when the central executive focuses on complex thinking o The parietal and temporal lobe areas that help us process auditory and visual information....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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