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Levels of processing

The depth that we think about something when trying to learn it.

Reconstive memory

Altering our recollection of things so they make more sence to us


Things that we have learnt that make it difficult to recall other information we have learnt.

Retroactive interference

When information we have recently learnt hinders our ability to recall information we have learnt previously


The setting or environment which an activity takes place


The extent that information given can be regarded as accurate.

Semantic processing

Thinking about the sound of words to be learnt

Structural processing

Thinking about the physical appearance of words to be learnt.

Phonetic processing

Thinking about the sound of words to be learnt

Recency effect

Information recived later is better recalled than earlier information

Primacy effect

The first information receved is recalled better then the subsequent information

Sensory store

Hold info recived by the senses for a very short period of time.

Multi - store

The idea that information passes through a series of memory stores


A part of the brain that is crucial for memory

Antergrade amnesia

Being unable to learn new information after suffering brain damage

Retrograde amnesia

Being unable to recall anything before brain damage occurred