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Models of Memory

Atkinson and Shiffrins Multistore Model

*S.T.M+L.T.M separate physical stores
Info is transferred from sensory to STM via attention
*Info S.T.M L.T.M via rehearsal
Held in S.T.M via rehearsal

Serial position curve

PRIMACY EFFECT= due to words being rehearsed+ enter L.T.M
RECENCY EFFECT=Due to words being…

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*Curve supports 2 separate store idea
Supported by delayed recall studies show no Recency effects
*Word lists not very realistic
*Curve also exists for L.T.M, explanation using S.T.M is questioned
(Baddeleys footballers)


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