Flashcards in Three Memory Systems Deck (11)
We're information first enters memory system. Large capacity, short duration; some of it is encoded or stored in the STM.
Short-term memory/working memory
Where we use and are aware of memories. Small capacity 7_+2 items.
STM capacity increases by recoding information into larger, meaningful units. Short duration of 30 seconds.
Short-term memory duration increases through repetition of information.
Relatively permanent storage information, unlimited capacity, and long duration. One can transfer memories from short-term memory to long-term memory by rehearsal.
Mental and emotional processes that we are unaware of but that bias and influence our conscious feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
For example, you cannot describe the complex motor movements your feet make as they walked down the stairs because such motor memories are stored in implicit memory, who's content you're unaware of and cannot voluntarily recall.
Memory for facts, events, meanings.
Memory for general meanings and information.
Memory of specific personal events.
Form of sensory memory that automatically hold visual information for about a quarter of a second or more; as soon as you shift your attention, the information disappears.