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Information Sciences And Technology
IST 331
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IST 33127 January 2014Week 3 NotesChapter 7Shortterm memory covers situations in which information is retained for very short intervals ranging from a fraction of a second up to several seconds perhaps as long as a minuteLongterm memory covers situations in which information is retained over longer periods eg minutes hours days years even lifetimesShort and Long term memory are functions of a single memory system closely linked with perceptionSensorymodalityspecific areas of the brain detect simple features of the data darklight edge diagonal line highpitched tone sour taste red color or rightward motionDownstream areas of the brain combine lowlevel features to detect higherlevel features animal Uncle Kevin minor key threat or the word duck
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