Chapter 6 Q - Memory Memory The process of encoding,...

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Memory The process of encoding, storage, consolidation and retrieval of information Also the storage system that enables these processes
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Memory Encoding Transform into form we can store in memory Storage Consolidation Retrieval
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Sensory Register Sensory receptors: eyes, ears, etc. Visual= 2 seconds Different for each sensory system (auditory @ 4 seconds)
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Sperling (1960) How long and how much? Sperling Iconic memory study 12 letter array (4X3) Whole report condition Recall all letters 4-5 letter recalled (33%) But remember seeing more
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Sperling cont’d Partial Report Condition Tone for each row, at end of presentation If immediate recall 3-4 letters (75%) Suggests that on whole report should be able to recall 9 out of 12 but fades to quickly As delay increases performance drops to 1 letter (1 second)
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Short Term Memory (STM) Next level of processing
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1. Store new information briefly 2. Work on that information (working memory, active part) How much? Can increase amount by how you take it in
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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Chapter 6 Q - Memory Memory The process of encoding,...

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