PSYCH 111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Procedural Memory, Semantic Memory, Episodic Memory

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13 Oct 2015
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Memory: the capacity to retain and retrieve information. Recall: ability to retrieve information which has been learned earlier. Recognition: ability to identify previously encountered information. Relearning: effort is saved in having learned something before. List the names of the eight reindeer that were rudolph"s friends. Dasher, dancer, prancer and blitzen, comet and cupid and donner and vixen. Memory is enhanced by previously encountered information ex. Mercury, venus, earth, mars, saturn, jupiter, uranus, neptune, pluto. Information processing model: memory and mind are like a computer. Encoding: how to put information in, retain, store and retrieve. Levels of processing: different levels of processing impact coding. Iconic memory: fast-decaying story of visual information. Echoic memory: fast-decaying story of auditory information. Holds limited amounts of information for up to 20/30 seconds. Research indicates it is a working memory . Pattern recognition: compares to information already in our long-term memory, goes to ltm or decays or is lost.

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