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Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - Memory This note includes the prof's lecture slides, and has accompanying notes typed up beside it. It very neat and compact, has highlights, stars and arrows relating lecture slides to related notes given in class.


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 1010
Professor
Vivienne Monty
Lecture
8

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Agenda + Midterm Readings
Monday, November 15, 2010
11:28 PM
Memory Page 1

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-very brief
-if you pay attention, moves to
short-term memory
-only stays 20s or so
-when stored in long-term memory, it
can be stored permanently, it can decay
-retrieval is all from long-term memory
HOW???
Encode things very efficiently
Russian guy - attached pictures to
different digits
Analogy
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Type it up, save it, retrieve the info
**perfect** unlike humans
The Memory System + Three Key Processes in Memory
Monday, November 15, 2010
11:37 PM
Memory Page 2

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-brief: perfect
-must bring attention down to what you
need to do (cannot remember every detail)
Iconic (all images)
Echoic (all sounds)
-rests in sensory memory for a very short
time
Subjects fixate a point in front of them
Matrix of letters presented for 1/20 of
a second
*you're seeing it all - but it's
forgotten/gone after a few
milliseconds*
Presented 3 tones
-when presented with low tone
reported the bottom row
-allowed Sperling to conclude that
sensory memory is able to capture
everything
-Determined how long the sensory
memory lasts - 1/4 of a second.
-Very accurate
Sensory Memory + Sperling's Studies
Monday, November 15, 2010
11:38 PM
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