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Three Memory Processes
A discussion of the three basic memory processes.
# 141252 | 1,000 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Memory) , Biology (General)

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The paper discusses, based on research by Atkinson and Shiffron in 1971,how there are three basic processes for memory; sensory, which lasts only a few seconds, short-term which is also limited in terms of time and what is called "working memory" retention, and then long-term memory, which is a vast store house that can recall certain tasks from years earlier.

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"In 1968, Atkinson and Shiffron proposed two processes for memory- long-term and short=term. In 1971, they added a third- which actually seems to precede the other. This is the sensory memory process. They tend to give sensory memory precedence. Their reason is rather simple: "because of a limited processing ability at the higher levels, most incoming information cannot be immediately dealt with. Instead, we attend only to certain information. However, information not immediately attended to is held briefly in a very temporary "buffer" memory, making it possible to attend to some of it a bit later" ("Human Memory 2008 para....)"

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