Memory

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  • Memory
    • Parts of memory
      • Encoding: the way information is changed so it can be stored
        • Visual (picture)
        • Acoustic (sound)
        • Semantic (meaning)
      • Duration: how long a memory lasts for before it decays away
    • Memory Stores
      • Sensory Register
        • Duration: 1/4 - 1/2 second
        • Capacity: all sensory info (very large)
        • Encoding: sense specific (different store for each sense)
      • Short Term
        • Duration: 0-18 seconds
        • Capacity: 7+- 2
        • Encoding: mainly acoustic
      • Long Term
        • Capacity: potentially unlimited
        • Duration: up to a lifetime

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