The Importance Of Memory According To Feldman Memory

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According to Feldman memory is the process by which we encode, store and retrieve information. In recognizing that memory takes in these gives us a better understanding why I remember the name of my pet at 4 years old and why I cannot remember where I put my reading glasses at 55 years old. Another definition comes into play is encoding which is the first stage in remembering something. Next stage is storage which is information stored for future use and final stage is retrieval which is the recovery of stored information. This paper will move from the basic and go in-depth on how sensory memory short term and long memory work.
The first memory to be explored is sensory memory which is the shortest element of memory. Basically if the information does not reach the short term memory information will disappear. It is difficult to retain all visual and auditory information during the day because most of what we sense we forget almost immediately. For instance sensory memory is like a waterfall once the water goes to the bottom it never comes back up.
The second memory is the short term, it is set to last a maximum of twenty five (25) seconds, unlike sensory memory, short term store the definition rather than the stimulation. By chunking, which is grouping information in large unit. There
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Hence we use retrieval cues. Retrieval cues are stimuli that aid a person with the retrieval from the long term memory. For example the Tip of the Tongue phenomenon (TOT) which is failing to retrieve a word from memory and partial recall and feeling that the retrieval is forth coming. Retrieval cues come in handy when a person is trying to recall a specific piece of information like fill in the blank questions. On the other hand recognition occurs when a person is able to recognized previously encountered events objects or

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