Memory - MSM

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What is the Multi Store Memory Model?
An explanation of memory where the memory is characterised as a flow of information through a system.This system is divided into set stages and information is paced through each stage in a fixed sequence.
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How many stages are there in this model?
3 memory stores, the sensory register, short term memory store and the long term memory store.
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What are the characteristics of the sensory register?
The sensory register has a large capacity that only has a duration of less than a second, the store is uncoded.
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What are the characteristics of the short term memory?
The short term memory has a capacity of 5-9 items, the duration is less than 30 seconds and the encoding is acoustic.
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How is information maintained in the short term memory? What happens if it is not?
Information is maintained through rehearsal, otherwise it will decay or it may also be displaced by new information.
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What are the characteristics of long term memory?
The long term memory store has an unlimited capacity with an unlimited duration, the encoding is mainly semantic.
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What does semantic and acoustic mean?
Semantic means that the memory is ecoded according to meaning whereas acoustic means the memory is coded according to sound.
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