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1. The central executive...

  • can only function at certain parts of the day.
  • tricks the memory into remembering things on a daily basis with help from the phonological loop.
  • has a supervisory function and controls the slave systems. It has limited capacity but can process information from any sensory modality.
  • Is not the main part of the memory and can only do what it is told when receiving information from another source in the memory.
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2. The visuo-spatial sketchpad...

  • is not a part of the memory
  • can hold upto 4 pieces of information
  • s a limited capacity, temporary memory system for holding visual and spatial information.
  • has a limitless capacity and memories stored in the visuo-spatial sketchpad will not decay over time.

3. How many pieces of information can the STM hold?

  • 2-8
  • 5-9
  • 5-8
  • 2-4

4. The phonological loop...

  • is not a part of the memory
  • is a limited capacity, temporary storage system for holding verbal information in a speech based form.
  • will only function if information that is processed is rehearsed.
  • can hold a infinite amount of information.

5. explain what is meant by encoding

  • Encoding is singing outloud
  • Encoding is the way in which information is stored/put into/processed into memory
  • Encoding is when you remember things
  • Encoding is creating a code in french


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