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Nature of long term memory

Capacity of LTM

We have to assume that the capacity of LTM is unlimited. This is because any
failure to remember information could be due to 2 reasons:

1. The LTM store is full so the new information can't be remembered

2. The information is…

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- Study lacked important controls- participants may have been in contact
with friends or looked at the yearbook since they left school.

- Recognition not recall- study found the existence of VLTM with
recognition, not recall. Also, they were only testing one form of LTM (visual

- Internal validity…


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