PSY 117 Notes #2

PSY 117 Notes #2 - Sensory Memory The Modal Model Resembled...

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Sensory Memory
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The Modal Model Resembled the stages of a computer working memory = RAM long term memory = Hard Drive Sensory large capacity same modality as experience very fast decay Short-term limited capacity acoustic recoding rehersal maintains information probabilistic transfer to ltm the longer in stm the more likely it is to be transferred seconds delay Long-term memory unlimited capacity semantic coding very little decay
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Sensory Memory Span of apprehension How much could a person see in a brief instant? McDougal (1894) Whipple (1914) T Scope presentation perfect up to 4-5 letters persisted for some time conflicted with phenomenology seemed to see them all briefly duration – seemed to fade more quickly
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Partial Report paradigm: Briefly presented array Sometimes auditorially cued row Findings amount of information letters using full report
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PSY 117 Notes #2 - Sensory Memory The Modal Model Resembled...

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