Module 25 - Module 25: Encoding: Getting Information In 1....

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Module 25: Encoding: Getting Information In 1. How We Encode a. Three-stage processing model of memory : We process some external stimuli consciously in our sensory memory, while other external events are processed unconsciously. These events are encoded into our working memory and the important parts processed into our long-term memory. Events that are processed unconsciously go to directly to the long-term memory. b. Automatic Processing: i. Automatically Process: unconscious encoding of incidental information, such as space, time and frequency, and of well-learned information, such as word meanings. 1. Automatic encoding is when you can easily recall the sequence of events that took place throughout the day. c. Effortful Processing: i. Effortful Processing: encoding that requires attention and conscious effort, which often produces durable and accessible memories. 1. This can be done by rehearsal: the conscious repetition of information, either to maintain it in consciousness or to encode it for storage. a.
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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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