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Sensory & Iconic Memory

Sensory memory is a general term that is used to refer to sensory buffers that can retain a large amount of memory, but only for a short period of time. One type of sensory memory is iconic memory.

1. Can you think of a time when someone would use iconic memory? If so, how would they do so? A description of sensory memory is needed, and an instance where iconic memory would be used in order to understand this concept better. Please mentioned echoic memory as well.

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1. Sensory memory is a general term that is used to refer to sensory buffers that can retain a large amount of memory, but only for a short period of time. One type of sensory memory is iconic memory. Can you think of a time when someone would use iconic memory? If so, how would they do so? Please mentioned echoic memory as well.

Sensory memory is considered the first level of memory, which retains the brief impression of a sensory stimulus after the stimulus itself has ended e.g. you see a car, which turns the corner; you can still see the image of care for up to 1-2 seconds. The image is stored in sensory memory (iconic). In fact, sensory memory has key characteristics: First, it is a high ...

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Related to sensory memory, this solution examines an example of when and how someone would use iconic memory. Sensory memory is also described. iIt alos desrbies eehoic memory and provides exmaples.

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