SHORT AND LONG TERM MEMORY

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SHORT AND LONG TERM MEMORY
1 SHORT TERM MEMORY
1.1 CAPACITY: LESS THAN 7 CHUNKS

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  • How much can be held in memory. Measured in bits of information such as numbers of digits.
1.2 DURATION: A FEW SECONDS

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  • How long  a memory lasts before it's no longer available.
1.3 ENCODING: ACOUSTIC/VISUAL

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  • How the information enters and is stored in the brain via the senses. Acoustic: Through sounds. Visual: Through pictures.
2 LONG TERM MEMORY
2.1 CAPACITY: POTENTIALLY UNLIMITED

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  • How much can be held in memory. Measured in bits of information such as numbers of digits.
2.2 DURATION: 100 YEARS (UNLIMITED)

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  • How long  a memory lasts before it's no longer available.
2.3 ENCODING: SEMANTIC

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  • How the information enters and is stored in the brain via the senses. Semantic: Knowing and understanding the meaning.

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