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Our ability to store and retrieve information about past events.
Emphasizes the basic mental processes involved in attention, perception, memory, and decision making.
The computer was the model
Assuming that you are not day dreaming , this will log information in, holding it for a fraction of a second as a kind of afterimage. or like an echo
holds a limited amount of information. about 7 items or chuncks of information.
Short term memory
relatively permanent store of information that represents what people mean by memory
Long term memory
Getting the information into the system .
holding information in a long term memory store
the process of getting information out when it is needed
type of memory that occurs unintentionally, automatically, and without awareness
Also called declarative memory. involves deliberate, effortful, recollection of events.
type of explict memory that is stored as general facts
type of explict memory that is stored for specific experiences.
knowledge of the human mindand of the range of cognitive processes
ex. knowing that its harder to pay attention to a task when there is a distracting noise in the background.
having few auto biographical memories of events that occurred during the first few years of life