PSY100H1 Chapter Notes -Short-Term Memory, Long-Term Memory, Echoic Memory

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PSY100H1 Full Course Notes
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Memory the capacity of the nervous system to acquire and retain usable skills and knowledge, allowing living organisms. Chapter 7 memory to benefit from experience our memories are often incomplete, biased, and distorted. Memory is a story that can be subtly altered though telling and retellings. Modal memory model the three stage memory system that involves sensory memory, short term memory, and long term. Modal refers to the model"s being common or standard. Atkinson and schiffrin 1968 the modal model has dominated psychological thinking about memory, in spite of its being memory somewhat inaccurate and incomplete. Short term memory is active short term memory (stm) a limited capacity memory system that holds info in awareness for a brief period of time. Info enters permanent storage through rehearsal memory, especially over longer periods of time. Memories were viewed as differing in terms of strength and accessibility, but generally they were considered to be of the.