multi-store model of memory

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  • Multi-store model of memory
    • Atkinson & Shiffrin (1968)
    • sensory memory
      • very limited capacity and duration
      • multi-modal encoding
      • info lost through rapid decay
      • has a store for each of the senses
        • hearing
        • sight
        • touch
    • short-term memory
      • limited capacity and duration
      • acoustic encoding
      • lost through rapid decay or displacement
      • no seperate comparments
    • long-term memory
      • unlimited capacity and duration
      • semantic encoding
      • info lost through decay or interference
      • no separate compartments
    • rehersal
    • attention
    • three seperate stores - sensory, STM & LTM
    • information entering the memory system passes through the stores in a fixed stage. sensory - (attention) - STM - (rehersal) - LTM

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