The Importance Of Memory And Short Term Memory

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Memory to be process by which we encode, store and retrieve information. Each of the three parts of this definition, encoding, storage, and retrieval represents a different process. You can think od these processes as being analogous to a computer’s emotion (encoding), hard drive (storage), and software that accesses the information for display on the screen.

A momentary flash of lightning the sound of the twig snapping and the sting of a pinprick all represent stimulation of exceedingly brief duration but the may nonetheless provide important information that can require a response. Such stimuli are initially and fleetingly stored I sensory memory the first repository of the information the world present to us. Sensory memory can store information for only a very short time if information does not pass into short-term memory it is lost for good.
The information that is stored briefly in sensory memory consists of representations of raw sensory stimuli it is not meaningful to us. If we are too make sense of it and possibly retain it the information must be transferred to the stage of memory. Short term memory is the memory store in which information first has meaning although the maximum length of retention there is relatively short… (Hamilton & Martin, 2007; prime & jolicoeur 2010).
Short Term Memory has incomplete representational capabilities: the specific amount of information that can be held in short term memory has been identified as seven items or “chunks” of
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