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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Stephanie Denison
Semester
Winter

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Module 7: Memory (7.1) Memory Systems Memory: Collection of several systems that store information in different forms for different amounts of time The Atkinson-Shiffrin Model  Stores – Retain information in memory without using it for any specific purpose (Sensory Memory -> Short-Term Memory -> Long-Term Memory)  Control Processes – Shift information from one memory store to another o Information enters sensory memory through vision, hearing, and other senses then CP selects which info to pass onto STM  Encoding – Process of storing information in the LTM system  Retrieval – Brings information from LTM back into STM Sensory Memory: Memory store that accurately holds perceptual info for very brief amount of time 1. Iconic memory: Visual form for ½ - 1s  Two conditions (Whole report and partial report)  Could hold 12 letters as mental image 2. Echoic memory: Auditory form for 5s Short-Term Memory (STM): Memory store with limited capacity and duration ( Knowledge about it = Semantic; Specific memory about you and your bike = Episodic Nondeclarative Memories: Include actions/behaviors that you can remember and perform without awareness
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