PSY100H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Semantic Memory, Echoic Memory, Sensory Memory

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Stimulus sensory organs transduction(from physical energy(sensation) into neural impulses(perception)) sensory memory(limiteless, but short-lived, Some forgetting) attention(selecting) stm(7+-2 items; 30s, some forgetting)(information is rehearsed,) encoding(some) ltm(unlimited, but not always accessible, some forgetting) Stores retain information in memory without using it for any specifc purpose. 3 stores: sensory memory, stm, ltm control processes shift informa- tion from one memory store to another; attention selects which information will be passed on to stm. Link with sensory memory by change blindness: if the item that changed is not the focus of attention, people generally fail to notice the change encoding, the process of storing information in the ltm system. Only some not all goes through this process. Retrieval brings information from ltm back into stm. Sensory memory is a memory store that accurately holds perceptual information for a very brief amount of time(30s) Information enter through vision, hearing, and other senses.

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