Capacity of Memory

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  • Capacity
    • Capacity is how much information can be held in memory
    • STM
      • STM has a limited capacity, new information can displace old information for example
        • 'Chunking' has real world applications, such as being applied to postcodes to make them easier to remember (LA2 is lancaster for instance)
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    • LTM
      • LTM has a potentially unlimited storage capacity

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