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Information enters the sensory memory
If attention is paid the item transfers to the
short term memory
If it is rehearsed it transfers to the Long Term
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The capacity is 7+/-2 items this is known as
millers magic number
The encoding is acoustic
Duration in the Short Term memory is 18-30
seconds
Without rehearsal the information is forgotten…read more

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Capacity- Unlimited
Duration- Potentially a lifetime
Encoding is semantic
If something is rehearsed in the short term
memory it will then be transferred to the long
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Simple and easy to understand
Idea is easy to understand it has face validity
Shows distinctions between Short term and
Long term memory
Supported by research e.g Shalice and
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