Coding, Capacity & duration of memory (KEY TERMS)

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  • Memory: Coding, Capacity & duration of memory    (Key Terms)
    • Short term memory (STM) This is the limited capacity memory store.  Coding is mainly sounds, 5 - 9 items on average in 18 seconds
    • Long term memory (LTM)  This is the permanent memory store.  Coding is mainly semantic. Unlimited capacity so memories can last a lifetime
    • Coding is the format in which information is stored
    • Capacity is the amount of information that can be held in a memory store


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