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Your memory stores vast amounts of ______ and ___-__-______ information from all of your experiences.
useful; not-so-useful
In an average lifetime, a person stores how much times information as can be found in an encyclopedia?
five hundred times
What three basic processes does memory depend on?
encoding; storage; retrieval
1. What is the first basic memory process..?
2. What does it do?
2. It is a process that..?
1. Encoding
2. Information into memory.
3. Puts information to be remembered into a form that our memory can interpret and utilize.
What are memory codes?
They translate information from the senses into mental representation of that information.
What are the three types of memory codes?
Acoustic; visual; semantic
Explain each type of memory code.
Acoustic - tune or a rhyme; represent information as sequences of sound.
Visual - represent information as pictures; faces.
Semantic - represents the general meaning of an experience; seeing a bulletin board.
1. What is the second basic memory process?
2. What does it refer to?
1. Storage.
2. Refers to the holding of information in your memory over time.
1. What is the third basic memory process?
2. When does it occur?
1. Retrieval.
2. Occurs when you find information stored in memeory and bring it into consciousness.