PSYA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Clive Wearing, Encephalitis, Cognitive Psychology

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Lecture 22 memory: not a singular noun. It is more so a verb (process) and we have multiple forms of them. The brain has a number of different memory systems that sometimes do their own things and sometimes interact. The chart to the left shows the systems i will be highlighting in my lectures these are the primary systems. These traces are termed sensory memory, and they tend to be very short-lived. Sensory memory was most extensively studied by a cognitive psychologist named george sperling. Sperling"s studies focused on visual sensory memory which he termed iconic memory here"s how they worked. Nine items will briefly be presented in the box below, then they will disappear. There is also an auditory version of sensory memory that is called echoic memory. You likely have noticed this form of memory in action. As a further example, steve will now do an auditory demonstration of echoic memory his so called.

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