Essay about Student Id A00631534 : Music, Memory, And Learning

2150 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 9 Pages
Argiri Bratakos
Psych 193
Final Paper spring 2016 student ID A00631534

MUSIC, MEMORY, and LEARNING

Memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved, Encoding is complicated and we don’t always know exactly what chemical and physical stimuli will help us remember the most. Retrieving the information that is stored means we bring it back into consciousness and this can be very demanding. Sensory memory holds sensory information less than one second after and item is perceived so the ability to look at an item and remember what it looked like with just a split second of memorization is a type of sensory memory and it’s an automatic response. The phonological loop stores auditory information by silently rehearsing sounds or words in a continuous loop called the articulatory process. Echoic memory is a fast decaying store of auditory information that briefly stores sounds that have been experienced for a short time. The storage in sensory memory has a limit of storage and that information is not stored forever. Long term memory can store unlimited amount of information and it’s really hard to measure how much a person can actually store. The key is for us to have a semantic meaning to the sensory input that we intake and it’s more likely to be stored in our LTM. Is is often thought that music has the ability to affect our emotions, intellect and psychology by soothing our loneliness or brining out our passions. In ancient Greek times the…

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