1. What does the theory of trace decay suggest?
- Trace decay only occurs in the elderly
- That all memory leaves a trace on the brain
- Memories are never forgotten
- Memories are instantly forgotten
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2. What happens after 30 seconds if information is not rehearsed in the short term memory?
- It fades away
- It stays in the STM
- It decays and is forgotten
- It goes back to the sensory memory
3. What does interference mean?
- Two pieces of information conflict with each other resulting in the forgetting of one thing
- Three pieces of information conflict with each other
- Two pieces of information work together to cause forgetting
- A piece of information is not remembered
4. What is a weakness with using lab studies to look at interference?
- Not many people take part in lab studies
- They mostly look at word lists which are easier to remember than things in everyday life (not visible outside lab setting)
- Lab studies don't give valid results
- Labs are difficult to get hold of
5. What did Sperling (1960) suggest about decay?
- Decay doesn't exist
- There is evidence to suggest that information is lost through decay from the sensory memory
- There isn't any evidence to suggest that decay takes place
- Decay isn't a big problem