Memory2 pysc 2000

Memory2 pysc 2000 - Storage: MODULE28 Storage: .Threestores...

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MODULE 28 Storage: Retaining Information
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Storage: Retaining Information At the heart of memory is  storage . Three stores  of memory are shown below: Sensory Memory Working Memory Long-term Memory Encoding Retrieval Encoding Events Retrieval
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Sensory Memory Sensory memory is the initial recording of sensory information in the memory system. We have a large capacity for unprocessed information but are only able to hold accurate images of sensory information momentarily The two types of sensory memory that have been most explored are: 1. Iconic memory – visual 2. Echoic memory - auditory
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Working/ Short-Term Memory Capacity Miller (1956)   The Magical  Number Seven 7 +- 2 Short duration ~15-20 seconds Better for random digits  than letters We can only consciously  process a limited amount  of information
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Working Memory Duration
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Long-Term Storage Capacity Essentially limitless Shown by people who  can recite many digits 
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PYSC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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Memory2 pysc 2000 - Storage: MODULE28 Storage: .Threestores...

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