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Question 6 - evaluate two models of memory 

multistore model of memory - Atkinson and Shiffrin 1968. they proposed that memory is divided into three kind of stores - sensory memory, short term memory and long term memory. 

Sensory memory

information exists for a very short period of time. Rehearsal makes memory better. The main evidence of of sensory memory was Sperling in 1960. 

Short term memory 

information that has been attended to in sensory memory is passed to short term memory. It is a system to store info for a short period of time. it is seen as  a temporary storage depot for incoming information. STM is a store of limited duration and capacity, so…


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