Memory- key terms

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  • Memory key terms
    • Sensory memory(SM)
      • The sensory memory takes information from one of the sense organs and holds it in the same form
      • Capacity: Very large
      • Duration: Very brief
    • Short-term memory (STM)
      • This is your memory for immediate events.
      • It lasts for a very short time
      • Duration and Capacity: Limited
    • Long-term memory (LTM)
      • This is your memory for events in the past
      • Duration and Capacity: Unlimited
    • Encoding
      • this means changing the information presented into a different form.
    • Capacity
      • This is a measure of how much can be held in memory
    • Duration
      • this is a measure of how long a memory last before it is no longer available


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