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Define the cognitive approach
The processing of information taken in through the senses, in the brain.
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What does the Multi store model of memory suggest?
The theory suggests that information is retained through 3 stages in this order.- information is taken in through the senses (there is a sensory register). then to the stm, then the ltm.
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what happens when information is taken in through the senses?
the information lasts up to 2 seconds and is modally specific. If this information isnt attended to it is lost through trace decay
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What happens to information in the STM?
Information lasts up to 30 seconds, and is mainly auditory. if not rehearsed, is lost through trace decay
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What happens to information in the LTM?
Lasts possible years, mainly semantic information, unlimited capacity. needs a retrieval cue, can lose information through trace decay and interference
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What are the characteristics of a lab experiment?
Artificial controlled setting. control. unnatural due to the amuont of control on extraneous variables. IV is manipulated to see effect on dv. controlled situational variables. establish cause and effect conclusions.
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what are the characteristics of a natural experiment?
in the field. iv occurs naturally. iv isnt manipulated, it is naturally there. naturally occuring s
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