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1

Name the three stores of the MSM.

3 stores:
- Sensory register
- STM
- LTM

2

Who came up with the 3 single, unitary stores; as seen in the MSM?

Atkinson and Shiffrin proposed the 3 stores of the MSM.

3

What is the capacity and duration of the sensory register?

Capacity: 'Huge'
Duration: <0.5 seconds

4

What is the name of the process that is vital for information to pass from the STM to the LTM?

'Prolonged Maintainence Rehersal' is neccessary in order for information to pass to the LTM from the STM.

5

Give a disadvantage of the MSM.

Permissable answers:
- Lack of detail regarding LTM - Tuvling et al proposed the three types of LTM.
- Quantity not quality in regards to the likelihood of information passing to the LTM - Craik and Watkins found that elaborative rehersal was more effective than prolonged rehersal.
- Incorrectly represents STM as a single, unitary store - Shallice and Warrington (KF) suggested there may be more types of STM.

6

Give an advantage of the MSM.

Permissable answers:
- Accurate representation of qualitative differences between LTM and STM - they are shown as different stores.