Memory - basics

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  • Created on: 10-11-12 17:35
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  • Memory
    • What is memory?
      • "The ability to  keep things in one's mind and recall them at will"
    • Types of memory
      • Short term memory
      • Sensory memory
      • Long term memory
    • Processes involved in memory
      • Encoding
        • The acquisition of knowledge
      • Storage
        • The retention of knowledge
      • Rehearsal
        • To recall or remember
    • Passing from one store to another
      • Information is picked up by the sensory organs
      • "Rehearsal" to transfer information to the long term memory
      • "Pay attention" in order to enter short term memory
    • The difference between short term memory and long term memory in terms of:
      • Types of memory
        • Short term memory
        • Sensory memory
        • Long term memory
      • Capacity
        • LTM: Unlimited
        • STM: Limited (5-9 items)
      • Duration
        • STM: Limited
        • LTM: Unlimited (lifetime)
      • Encoding
        • LTM: Semantically (meaning)
        • STM: Acoustically (sounds)

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