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Lecture 15

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
J.D.Monti
Semester
Spring

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Memory • The process of retaining,reliving,and using stimuli,events,and ideas after the original information is no longer present • The Paradox of Memory - memory mechanisms that serve us well in some situations but can cause problems in others ⿞Memory Illusions - a false but subjectively compelling memory;our brains go beyond available information in an attempt to understand the world • Memory is a framework and we fill in and assume the blanks,it's reconstructive • Three Systems of Memory ⿞Sensory ‣ Brief storage of perceptual memory ‣ Iconic memory has to do with visual information and it lasts about 1 second ‣ Echoic memory has to do with auditory information and lasts about 5-10 seconds ⿞ShortTerm (STM) ‣ Lasts about 5-20 seconds ‣ STM is lost do decay,fading over time,and interference,loss of information to make place for more
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