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Unformatted text preview: In short-term memory the material is no longer an exact sensory image but is an encoding of one, such as a word or phrase. This material can then be transferred either to long-term memory, or decay only to be lost forever. Long-term memory accounts for longer storage from a few minutes to decades. Its capacity has no practical limits and the vast amount of information it stores is what allows us to do everyday tasks. One of the most common examples of the three-box model is when somebody is studying for a test: he/she reviews a study guide, sending visual sensory images to their sensory register where the material is then encoded into short-term memory as a word or phrase, and finally stored in long-term so you will know it for the test and hopefully years that follow....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course WRITING 101 taught by Professor Neverland during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Maryland.
- Spring '08