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University of Toronto St. George
Gillian Rowe

PSY270 Lecture 5 Chapter 5 Short-Term and Working Memory Memory: process involved in retaining, retrieving and using information about stimuli, images, events, ideas and skills after the original information is no longer present. Clive Wearing: lost of memory due to brain damage. Remembers what just happens and forgets everything else 3 minutes later. Atkinson & Shiffrin: modal of memory Sensory memory -> short term memory -> Long term memory sensory memory: holds all incoming info for fractions of a second second STM: 5 7 items for 15-13 seconds LTM: large amount of info. controlled process: rehearsal of stimulus, strategies to make memorable, strategies of attention to help focus encoding: process of storing information retrieval Sparklers Trail and projectors shutter eg. Lights from fireworks create a trail creation of mind, persists in vision. persistence of vision: retention of perception of light in mind. Sperling: measured capacity and duration of sensory store flashed array of letters for 50 milliseconds and asked to report as many as possible whole report method: report as much as possible average 4.5 out of 12 letters. Partial repo
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