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Using Technology to Influence Higher Levels of Learning By Mike King Information Processing To begin we will explore some basic concepts of the human memory system and how it can be applied to new innovations in technology. When we compare memorizing a list of words with recalling facts about an actual experience we notice a fundamental difference between the two tasks. The second task, recalling an experience is easier. Details of an experience allows for a stronger recall of information like, people, places and sensations are embedded in our memory. Even though the recollections may fade in our memory system over time we naturally retain vast amounts of ordinary information that we can retrieve at anytime. Education that focuses on memorization disregards the natural memory system that are retrieved and stored from experiences. The key to education is to find ways to have both ordinary information and natural memory work together. From cognitive psychology and the “Information Processing Model” memory is divided into three separate stores that include sensory, short-term, and the long-term memory. To better understand the Information Processing Model we first have to review each stage of the memory system for clarification of how it affects student learning. Sensory memory refers to the preliminary, short-lived recording of information in our sensory systems. The two types of sensory memory are iconic, and acoustic. When a sensation enters the visual sensory system, they linger briefly in iconic memory Iconic memory refers to the brief visualization of information as it is being interpreted by the cortical visual area of the brain. Auditory or Iconic is
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also inclusive to sensory memory and is a mental echo that is briefly preserved after information has been heard. The sensory memory involves in the learning process what is both seen and heard through both visual and auditory senses. Sensory memory refers to items detected by the sensory receptors which are retained temporarily in the sensory registers and which have a large capacity for unprocessed information but are only able to hold accurate images of sensory information momentarily. The sensory memory has
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