Memory - Memory 13:53 Introduction to Memory Our memories...

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Memory 13:53 Introduction to Memory Our memories are malleable; can work well but are not infallible Memory = identity rehearsal Sensory short-term store<-->long-term store Decay decay duration of capacity code SENSORY MEMORY ICONIC MEMORY: form of sensory memory in the visual mode; is very brief (~1 second) EIDETIC IMAGERY (true “photographic memory”): appears to represent persistence of iconic image ECHOIC MEMORY (Neisser): sensory register in auditory mode (~5-10s) Allows one to take notes Many researchers believe that each sensory modality has its own form of sensory memory If information is not encoded, it will not get into the sensory register and will be lost forever SHORT-TERM MEMORY MAGIC NUMBER (George Miller): 7 +/- 2 ; storage capacity of short-term memory Duration of short term memory is brief, ~20 seconds But you can retain information in short-term memory by REHEARSAL Storage is primarily acoustic (mostly remember things through short-term memory is by sound) CHUNKING: a quick and easy way of getting around the low storage capacity of short-term memory LONG-TERM MEMORY Storage capacity is considerable Duration is long, even life-long Storage is primarily semantic (by meaning) PROCEDURAL (“Knowing how”)
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