Memory Definitions

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Memory Unit

Accessibility: The readiness with which information that that has already been processed can be located (retrieving).

Availability: Whether or not information that may already have been processed in the brain is still available to be accessed (stored).

Chunking: Whenever we reduce a larger amount of information to a smaller amount, e.g. telephone numbers.

Decay: Fading of stored information in LTM.

Displacement: Loss of information from STM based on the 'first in, first out' concept.

Long-term memory: Long term memory stores information for a few seconds to a several years with an unlimited capacity.

Phonetic processing: The sound of the word.

Primacy effect: The…


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