PSYC 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Mental Rotation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Baddeley'S Model Of Working Memory

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Spotlight metaphor revisited: working at a desk in the dark, single light with batteries, reading and consulting files and information, taking notes & making graphs/drawings, deciding. What to put together and keep: put notes/drawings into file folders (memory) What is memory: definition, retention, retrieval, and use of information (stimuli, images, events, ideas, and skills) after original information is no longer present , consequence, allows past experiences to impact future thoughts and behavior. Role of attention in memory: manipulating and keeping information in mind (mental juggling ) = short-term. Memory and working memory extension of executive attention (supervisory. Attentional control): attention = input information from various sources into consciousness. Modal model of memory: includes control processes, active processes to retain information in memory. Sensory memory: brief retention of stimulation (decays very quickly), for visual stimuli (iconic memory): Examples: sparkler"s trail of light, frames in film: for auditory stimuli (echoic memory)

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