Memory Terms

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Short Term Memory
The memory store that has limited capacity and limited duration. It is where the information becomes conscious. Your short term memory can hold 7-9 chunks for 10-30 seconds.
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Long Term Memory
The memory store that has an unlimited duration and unlimited capacity. The information is permanently stored. Memory has to be rehearsed to be remembered.
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Sensory Store
The store where all immediate information is briefly held unless it is paid attention to.
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Attention
A process that makes people aware of information in the memory.
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Decay
This is the fading of information over time until it is forgotten.
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Capacity
This refers to the amount of space in the memory.
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Duration
This refers to how long information lasts in the memory.
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Displacement
A process in which information is 'shunted out' of storage by new information and so becomes forgotten.
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Maintenance Rehearsal
A process that basically involves repeating information so that it stays in storage either temporary or permanently.
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The memory store that has an unlimited duration and unlimited capacity. The information is permanently stored. Memory has to be rehearsed to be remembered.

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Long Term Memory

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The store where all immediate information is briefly held unless it is paid attention to.

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A process that makes people aware of information in the memory.

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This is the fading of information over time until it is forgotten.

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