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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.
- Winter '08