STM and LTM

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Duration - STM
Assumed to last 3-30s depending on the individual and the modality of the material. Temporary and eventually lost, however: light maintenance rehearsal can be applied to temporarily keep info stored. Once rehearsal is stopped info decays.
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Capacity - STM
Limited, 7±2 simple items. Once STM store is full then further STM info will replace earlier material
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Encoding - STM
Much of STM is encoded phonologically (with respect to their sounds), majority of STM but NOT ALL
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Duration - LTM
Memories become LTMs through either rehearsal or flashbulb memories. Suggested LTMs last a lifetime, however almost impossible to prove because the Ps would have to reveal all memories. Nevertheless, this is usually accepted.
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Capacity - LTM
Considered to have unlimited capacity. Brain probably has a huge capacity compared to what is practically needed, this is why it is considered as having an unlimited capacity
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Encoding - LTM
Much is semantically encoded, does not mean all but majority is
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Limited, 7±2 simple items. Once STM store is full then further STM info will replace earlier material

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Capacity - STM

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Much of STM is encoded phonologically (with respect to their sounds), majority of STM but NOT ALL

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Memories become LTMs through either rehearsal or flashbulb memories. Suggested LTMs last a lifetime, however almost impossible to prove because the Ps would have to reveal all memories. Nevertheless, this is usually accepted.

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Considered to have unlimited capacity. Brain probably has a huge capacity compared to what is practically needed, this is why it is considered as having an unlimited capacity

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