Independent Subsystems in Human Memory Essay by odyne

Independent Subsystems in Human Memory
An examination of how English and Urdu letters of the alphabet are served by independent systems in human memory.
# 25486 | 2,838 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2002 | PK
Published on Apr 29, 2003 in Psychology (Experimental) , Psychology (Memory) , Linguistics (General)

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This paper describes an experiment to examine the systems of the human memory responsible for language processing. It is designed to show how visual information is stored in a visual spatial sketchpad that is involved in manipulating visuo-spatial images. The experiment explores the average storage capacity of this spatial pad and the number of subsystems that might be involved in the processing of various languages. Once verified it establishes a firm ground for comprehension of how languages are processed.

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"Long term memory is the capacity store that can store large amounts of information up to long periods of time. Long term memory is used in this experiment for the storage of letters because it has a larger capacity and items entered in the LTM have a bigger retention interval. Short term memory can store up to 5 to 7 letters and hence for the encoding and retrieval of 12 to 13 letters, LTM has to be employed."

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