How Information Into Your Memory

881 Words Feb 29th, 2016 4 Pages
As humans in this world we intake thousands of pieces of memory a day. Every day that you are living you are learning even if you do not know it. Even though we are learning that does not necessarily mean that we are going to remember what we learned yesterday a few days ago, there is a process to being able to memorize information. Putting information into your memory comes in a three step process; encoding, storage, and retrieval. Encoding is when you see something in the world around you and you take that information in. Storage is when you take that information that you just gathered and do something to that information so you will remember the information at a later date. Retrieval is the process of bringing that information back to use the information when you need to. There are four steps to make your memory encoding better; attention, levels of processing, elaboration, and imagery. With memory encoding attention is the most important step, you cannot use selective attention you have to take everything in. There are levels of processing to memory encoding; shallow level, intermediate level, and deepest level. With the shallow level is when you are only focusing on the physical parts of the stimulus. The intermediate level is when you recognize the stimulus or information and you give it a name. The deepest level with is the preferred level occurs when we connect the stimulus to a meaning and other similar stimulus. Elaboration is the depth of the processing level,…
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