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PSY/201

Encoding

Storage

Retrieval

Forming memory code

Maintaining stored information in memory

Recovering information from memory

Important information is transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory The more the information is repeated or rehearsed, the more likely it will be stored into long term memory Long term memory can store unlimited amounts of information indefinitely Long term memory is stored in different parts of long term memory; Declarative, Episodic, Semantic, and Procedural

Declarative MemoryFactual information such as names and faces. Semantic MemoryGeneral knowledge and facts about the world

Procedural MemoryMemory for skills such as riding a bike or hitting a ball Episodic MemoryMemory for events that occur in a particular time, place or context.

Memory helped me when I was learning how swim. The first time I went under water, I inhaled it. I remembered the next time I swam that if I inhaled I was going to breathe in the water again. The experience and my senses helped me remember what to do and what not to do and that helped me learn to swim.