Psychology unit 2 memory-Edexcel

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What is Processing?

The operations we perform on sensory information in the brain.

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What is Input?

for human memory, this refers to the sensory information we receive from our environment.

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What is storage?

the retention of information in our memory system.

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What is Encoding?

turning sensory information into a form that can be used and stored by the brain.

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What is Acoustic encoding?

the process of storing sound in our memory system.

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What is Visual encoding?

the process of storing something that is seen in our memory system.

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What is semantic encoding?

the process of storing the meaning of information in our memory system, rather than the sound of a word, we store definition/meaning of the word.

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What is Output?

for memory, this refers to the information we recall; in a broader sense, output can refer to behavioural response.

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What is Retrieval?

the recall of stored memories.

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