Psych M.D. – Memory


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Psych M.D. – Memory
Term: Memory
Definition (Myers): the persistence of learning over time through the storage and retrieval of information.
Definition (alternative):
The mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.
Contextual explanation:Memory is quite straightforward because this is part of everyday life of humans. However, people mistake memory for just storing. There is two parts to memory. The storage of info and the retrieval(remembering) the info. Our memory is like a info-processing system. To remember the event, we get the info into our brain, retain that info, and later get it back out. Very similar to a computer. You find a document online, you download and save it to you desktop, then later youretrieveit to open it.
Related terms and concepts:
flashbulb memory
encoding
storage
retrieval
short-term memory
long-term memory
sensory memory
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Related websites:
http://www.psychologymatters.org/malpass.html
http://www.psychologymatters.org/memchanges.html
http://www.brainchannels.com/Memory/encoding/encoding.html
http://brain.web-us.com/memory/human_memory.htm

Edited by: Joon



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