Psychology AQA unit 1 memory

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Capacity
The amount of information that can be stored in the memory
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Duration
How long information can be stored before it is forgotten
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Encoding
The way in which information is processed into a form that can be stored in the memory
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Retrieval
The extraction of stored information from the memory
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Sensory memory
A short duration store holding information from our senses
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Short term memory
A temporary store holding small amounts of information for brief periods
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Long term memory
A permanent store holding limitless amounts of information for long periods
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Central executive
Controls what information is stored and where
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Phonological loop
Store of sound information
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Phonological store
The inner ear that stores the words we hear
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Visual-spatial sketchpad
Stores what we see around us
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Episodic buffer
An extra store of information with limited capacity
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Eyewitness testimony
Evidence provided by witnesses to a crime
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Misleading information/ questions
Information/ questions that influence the eyewitnesses answer
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Cognitive interview
Interview technique. Stages are change order, change perspective, reinstate context, report everything.
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Chunking
Grouping together small pieces of information with a common feature
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mnemonics
Techniques that improve memory recall
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How long information can be stored before it is forgotten

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Duration

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The way in which information is processed into a form that can be stored in the memory

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Card 4

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The extraction of stored information from the memory

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Card 5

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A short duration store holding information from our senses

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