Chapter 8 - Memory

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Sensory memory

Sensory memory is memory in which representations of the physical features of a stimulus are stored for a very brief time, perhaps for a second or less.

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Daneman and Carpenter

A widely used test of working memory is reading span (Daneman and Carpenter). One version involves asking people to read aloud and verify the truthfulness of sentences while, at the same time, trying to remmber the last word of each sentence.

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