Ch 7-Memory - Chapter 7-Memory Human Memory: Basic...

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Chapter 7-Memory Human Memory: Basic Questions? How does information get into memory? o Encoding o Attention-what you pay attention to, what you don’t Takes in specific info and cuts out others How is information maintained in memory? How is information pulled back out of memory? Memory as information processing Encoding : getting information into the cognitive system by translating it into a neural code o The role of attention: focuses awareness o Attention=selection of input Storage : retaining information over time o 3 categories: sensory, short-term, long-term Retrieval : pulling information out of storage Computer as an analogy Sensory memory Brief preservation of information in original sensory form (1-2 sec) o Ionic store : the visual sensory register o Echoic store : auditory senses are kept for a short period Short-term memory Limited duration : about 20 seconds without rehearsal o Rehearsal : the process of repetitively verbalizing or thinking about the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 111 taught by Professor Dr.terrencedeak during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton University.

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Ch 7-Memory - Chapter 7-Memory Human Memory: Basic...

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