Notes 3-26-08 - Large capacity o Lingering activation in...

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Chapter 8: Memory The most important thing we do with our memory is remember ourselves. Memory: any indication that learning has persisted over time. It is our ability to store and retrieve information. How memories are made: Encoding storage retrieval. There are different types of memory; we have different memory stores for different purposes. Each has a – Duration • How long memories last – Capacity • How much information can be stored – Function • What we do with the information Encoding : Information moves through each memory store ( sensory memory, working memory, and long - term memory). Sensory Memory o Properties: Very short duration (less than one second)
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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).

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