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Features of STM

Duration - 30sec

Capacity - 7 words or numbers

Features of LTM

Duration - unlimited

Capacity - unlimited

Types of LTM

Episodic, Semantic, Procedural

What is Episodic Memory? (Give an example)

Memory for life events

For example: holiday, marriage, family event, ect.

What is Semantic Memory? (Give An Example)

Memory of facts (general knowledge)

For example: Capital of France is Paris, Penguins are types of birds, etc.

What is Procedural Memory? (Give an example)

Memory for skills (muscle memory)

For example: Riding a bike, playing the piano, etc.

What Type of Process is Memory?

An active process

What Are The Key Processes of Memory?

Encoding, Storage, Retrieval

What is Encoding?

Taking new information into memory (An input process)

What is Storage?

Maintaining information in temporary/permanent memory over time.

What is Retrieval?

Accessing the stored information when needed (an input process).

Types of Retrieval

Recognition, Cued Recall, Free Recall

What is Recognition?

A stimuli or piece of information is repeated and compared to your memory.

E.g. multiple choice question.

What is Cued Recall?

When you recieve a cue (a prompt or reminder)

What is Free Recall?

You receive information directly from memory.