PSYC 1010 Chapter Notes - Chapter 24: George Sperling, Sensory Memory

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In order for an individual to process information, it occurs unconsciously, automatically without noticing and it is done with ease. Effortful processing and explicit memories also occur with languages. Individuals that are bilingual or trilingual may see some words written in a language that they know and would automatically read and interpret it. Learning to read does not happen automatically; it comes with practice. Think of if you were to learn to read backwards sentences, for example: . ot woh wonk t"nod uoy nehw sdrawkcab ecnetnes siht daer ot gniyrt enigami. In order to do this it requires rehearsal, repetition and practicing over and over. Through this method, many skills are developed. Sensory memory affects working memory, pictures, sounds, scenes, and etc. In one experiment, participants looked at five rows of six letter each. However, the participants were only allowed to look at it for a second. After when they were to state what they remember, only half remembered.

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