Atkinson & Shiffrin - multi-store model of memory

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How many stores are there?
3
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What is the first store?
Sensory memory
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How does information enter the sensory memory store?
Through the senses
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How long does information stay in the sensory memory for?
1/4 to 1/2 a second
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Is the capacity of the sensory memory very small or very large?
Very large
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How does information from the sensory memory enter the short term memory?
By attending to it
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What happens to information in the sensory memory store that you do not pay attention to?
It decays
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What is the capacity of the short term memory?
7+/-2 items (Miller)
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What is the duration of the short term memory?
18-30 seconds (Peterson&Peterson)
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How does information get from the short term memory to the long term memory?
Rehearsing information for over 30 seconds
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What happens to information if not rehearsed?
Decays or is displaced
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What is the capacity of the long term memory?
Unlimited
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What is the duration of the long term memory?
Forever
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What is the reason for not being able to remember something when it is in the long term memory?
Retrieval failure
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Is the capacity of the sensory memory very small or very large?

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