Unformatted text preview: Large capacity o Lingering activation in perceptual areas of the brain Vision- Iconic- 0.5 sec long Sound- Echoic- 3-4 sec long Touch- Hepatic- <1 sec long • Working Memory : a newer understanding of short-term memory that involves conscious, active processing of incoming auditory and visual spatial information, and of information retrieved from long-term memory. o Properties: Short duration (a few seconds) Small capacity ( 7 +/- 2 items or about 4 “chunks”) o Examples: o Remembering phone numbers o Language use o Getting information to long-term memory...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08