Once one of these types of memories occur

Once one of these types of memories occur - Rehearsal. 1)...

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Once one of these types of memories occur, we have some raw data that will be lost if we do not engage in one of two processes (these two processes are required to get information from sensory memory to short term memory). 1) Pattern recognition - when new information comes into sensory storage, we actively search through long term memory in an effort to find a match for this new raw data. 2) Attention - this is pretty obvious. The more we pay attention to a stimulus, the more likely it will continue onto the next memory store (short term memory) Once we have successfully recognized or attended to the information, we are able to bring the information into SHORT-TERM MEMORY (STM). B. Short-Term Memory - a limited capacity store that can maintain information for approximately 20 seconds . It is possible to extend duration of STM (to approximately 30 seconds) by engaging in a process called Maintenance
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Unformatted text preview: Rehearsal. 1) Maintenance Rehearsal-the process of repeatedly verbalizing or thinking about the information. For example - late at night, you have been out partying all night, you et back home and you are hungry. you decide. ..it's time for pizza. So you pick up the phone and call information to get the number of a local pizza delivery place. When the operator gives the number, you say the number over and over so that you don't forget it in the time it takes to hang up and dial the number. This process of repeating the number over and over is actually maintenance rehearsal. It won't help get the information into long term memory, but it will help keep it in short term memory a little longer....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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