Psychology unit 1

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Short Term memory
A temporary stpre where small amounts of information can be kept for brief periods. It is a fragile store and information can be easily lost.
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Long Term Memory
A permanent store where limitless amounts of information can be stored for long periods of time
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Capacity
The amount of information that can be held in memory at any one time
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Duration
The length of time that memories can be held
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Encoding
The way in which information is represented in the memory store e.g by sound, meaning or image
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Sensory Memory
A set of limited capacity, modality- specific stores that hold information for a very brief period of time
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Central Executive
A supurvisory function that monitors and co- ordinates all other mental functions in working memory. Can process information from any sensory modality. Very limited capactiy.
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Phonological loop
Encodes speech sounds in working memory, typically involving maintenance rehearsal. This is why it is referred to as a 'loop'. Limited capacity- temporary storage system. Further sub- divided into two stores- Phonological store + Articulatory process
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Visuo- spatial sketchpad
Encodes visual information in terms of separate onbjects as well as the arrangement of these objects in one's visual field. (inner eye). Limited capactiy- temporarily stored.
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Episodic Buffer
Recieves input from many sources, temporarily stores this information anf gthen integrates it in order to condtruct a mental episode of what is being experiecne right now
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A permanent store where limitless amounts of information can be stored for long periods of time

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Long Term Memory

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The amount of information that can be held in memory at any one time

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The length of time that memories can be held

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The way in which information is represented in the memory store e.g by sound, meaning or image

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