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1

What is coding for sensory register?

Visual, acoustic and semantic (meaning)

2

What is the capacity for sensory register?

All sensory experiences

3

What is the duration of the sensory register?

-0.25 to 0.5 seconds

4

What is the coding for STM?

Mainly acoustic

5

What is the capacity for STM?

7 +/- 2 items

6

What is the duration of STM?

7 - 30 seconds

7

What is the coding for LTM?

Mainly semantic (but could be visual and acoustic)

8

What is the capacity for LTM?

Unlimited

9

What is the duration of LTM?

Unlimited (can decay however)

10

What are the positive evaluation points for the multi-store model?

- supported by research
Baddeley gave p's 1 of 2 word lists, one had acoustically similar words, the other didn't

- brain scanning research done
Supports the msm proposal that there are distinct 3 memory stores that may be in distinct brain areas.

- msm had stimulated lots of other research
Led to a greater understanding to how memory works

11

What are negative evaluation points for the multi-store model ?

- although it is supported by research, it is a lab experiment
Low ecological validity and low mundane realism

-researcher bias from analysing scans
Double blind procedure to fix this problem

- artificial
Brains might not work the same way as they do irl than when being observed in a tight MRI scan due to anxiety

- reductionist (over simplifying)
Can be underestimating the complexity of the STM store and doesn't explain the process involved