multi store model of memory

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  • Created on: 02-06-10 00:09

The first stage of the store is environmental stimuli; this consists of everything in our environment that has the potential of being perceived.

This enters the sensory memory store, which is encoded in either visual or auditory forms.

These are stored for less than a second, and unless attention is given to these, stimuli will be lost through decay.

By paying attention these stimuli enter the short term memory store, it is encoded acoustically and sometimes visually.

Short term memory has a very limited capacity of 7+- 2.

This means we can remember 5-9 items at a time.

If we want to increase this we can chunk them.

For example instead of remember 0 1 9 2 has four separate pieces of


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