Memory7 - Memory Long-Term Memory Information can be...

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Memory Long-Term Memory Information can be transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory and from long- term memory back to short-term memory. Long-term memory has an almost infinite capacity, and information in long-term memory usually stays there for the duration of a person’s life. However, this doesn’t mean that people will always be able to remember what’s in their long- term memory—they may not be able to retrieve information that’s there. Organization of Memories Imagine what would happen if a psychology textbook weren’t organized by section, by chapter, or in any other way. Imagine if the textbook didn’t have a table of contents or an index. If the textbook just contained lots of information in a random order, students would have difficulty finding a particular concept, such as “encoding of memory.” They’d know the information was in there somewhere, but they’d have trouble retrieving it. Long-term memory stores much more information than a textbook, and people would never be
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