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The three stages of memory are sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Sensory memory is the first level of memory. Sensory memory holds the rapid impression of a sensory stimulus after the stimulus itself has ended. Sensory memory allows us to take a ' glimpse ' of our surroundings, and to store this information for a short period. Only information that is moved to another level of memory will be saved for more than one or two seconds. Short- term memory involves our awareness of the sensations, feelings and thoughts that are experienced. Short-term memories capacity is limited whereas the sensory memory is almost unlimited. It can only hold a small amount of information at one time. The information in the
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Unformatted text preview: short-term memory does not fade out as fast as information in the sensory memory. Long-term memories capacity is particularly large and is able to be considered, unlike the sensory memory and the short-term memory, as unlimited. With long-term memory, everything that you have ever learned or experienced, might be stored and available for retrieval from long-term memory if you could just find a way to access it. Understanding how memory works to help us learn is simply knowing the process of how memory works and how to properly store information....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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