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capacity
how much can be held in our memory.
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coding
the way *** imformation is changed so that it can be stored.can be remembered either acoustically or semantically.
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duration
a measure of how long a memory lasts before it is no longer available.
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short term memory
your memory for immediate events. usually measured in seconds and minutes.
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long term memory
your memory for events that have happened in the past.has the potential to last a lifetime.
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sensory register
the place where information is held at each of our senses.
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attention
if a persons attention is focused on one of the sensory stores,then the data is transfered into our STM.
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maintenance rehersal
repitition keeps information in STM but eventually such repitition will create a long term memory.
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retrieval
the process of getting information from LTM involves the information passing back through STM.
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working model of memory
this adresses one aspect of memory -STM
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central executive
monitors and coordinates all other mental functions in working memory.
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episodic buffer
recieves input from many sources, temporarily stores this information.
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phonological loop
codes speech sounds in working memory,typically involving maintainence rehersal.
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visuo-spatial sketchpad
codes visual information in terms of seperate objects as well as the arrangement of these objects in ones visual field.
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working model of memory
an explanation of the memory used when working on a task.each store is qualitively different.
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the way *** imformation is changed so that it can be stored.can be remembered either acoustically or semantically.

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coding

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a measure of how long a memory lasts before it is no longer available.

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your memory for immediate events. usually measured in seconds and minutes.

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your memory for events that have happened in the past.has the potential to last a lifetime.

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