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2. What is the digit span of STM?

  • 5 digits
  • It has no digit span
  • 7+-2 digits
  • 9 digits

3. Define temporary modality-specific storage

  • The duration of memories in storage (STM limited, LTM infinite)
  • Another word for Short term memory (STM)
  • A basic property of sensory memory, each sense has a seperate store (iconic, haptic etc.)
  • How long memories stay in sensory memory (a fraction of a second)

4. What did the case study of HM show?

  • Different brain regions are important for memory, of which there are different types
  • That STM and LTM can be damaged independently
  • Evidence for retrograde amnesia
  • Evidence for anterograde amnesia

5. What is the serial position effect?

  • Items with a longer digit length are hardest to recall from a list due to the capacity of STM
  • It is hardest to recall items from the middle of the list, due to primacy and recency effects
  • It is easier to recall items from the end as they were last studied
  • It is easier to recall info at the start as first items are studied the most


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