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Unformatted text preview: What is memory? Memory involves the process of: Stages: Encoding o Interpreting stimuli o Initial perception and registration of information o Heard it Storing o Retention of the information already encoded o Retention of encoded information over time o Put it in a file Retrieving information o Recall of information for when it is needed o Processes involved in using stored information Memory and Learning Memory and learning are closely related The term learning/memory process is often used as a way of incorporating all aspect of encoding, storage and retrieval. Learning- the processes involved in the initial acquisition or encoding of information. Memory- refers to later storage and retrieval of information. How distinct are the processes of learning and memory? Information is learned only o When it can be retrieved later, and o Retrieval cannot occur unless information was learned Importance of Memory Basically all of our daily activities require memory. We need the ability to access past experiences of Basically all of our daily activities require memory....
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