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1. What is the episodic buffer (WMM)

  • Intergrates visual, spatial and verbal info to form memory 'episodes' in the mind.
  • Element of mind which helps individuals to remember scenes from films etc
  • Integrates verbal and auditory info to help individuals process sounds into meanings
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2. Info stored in a raw, unprocessed form in the SENSORY REGISTER, when attention is given the info passes into the SHORT TERM MEMORY, if not the info decays. Once in the STM, info much be REHEARSED to pass into the LONG TERM MEMORY

  • Definitions of anormality
  • Multi-store model
  • Working memory model
  • Information-processing model

3. Research - Dual task studies, participants followed moving dot of light, half had to describe the angles in a hollow letter 'f' at the same time, while the other half had to do a verbal task simultaneously. The second group did both tasks better.

  • Gathercole and Baddeley (1993)
  • D'espositio et al (1995)
  • Baddeley et al (1975)
  • Baddeley and Hitch (1974)

4. Who brought the visual cache (visual, form and colour info) and the inner scribe (spatial info) to the visuo-spatial sketchpad and in what year?

  • Logie, 1995
  • Baddeley, 1995
  • Baddeley, 2000
  • Logie, 2002

5. Describe procedural LTM

  • implicit (conscious), occur early in life and don't require much attention, e.g how to walk, talk, eat, etc
  • explicit (conscious), personal experiences, initially coded in pre-frontal cortex but stored in neoortex, come together in hippocampus to form a memory episode
  • explicit (conscious), include general knowledge , concepts, meanings (e.g how to spell) initial coding is in the pre-frontal and temporal lobes


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