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You have probably noticed in your educational career that some people are very good at remembering facts and therefore do well at tests that require memorization. Other students, on the other hand, struggle with tests that require memorization. To understand how memory works, this exercise will ask you to trace the memory system - from the stimuli to long-term memory.

Use your text book and research from the Internet to learn the process of memory - from beginning to end. Your description should include the following:

- Identification and description of each step in the human memory model. As you describe these steps, use an example to illustrate the process.
- Discussion of factors that enhance or impede information flow in each step of the process.
- Explanation of proactive and retroactive interference and how you might counteract their effects while studying in order to facilitate maximum retention via long-term memory.
- Explanation of other kinds of forgetting and a discussion of strategies that can improve memory consolidation and retrieval

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The aspects of psychology memories are examined.

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Remember - I can only throw out ideas to get you started and focus your thought, I cannot do the work for you.

I'm going to try and keep this simple:

http://www.human-memory.net/types.html and

All three of these are very good, and approach the topic from different angles.

Sensory memory - This is the shortest term. Things must be perceived in order to enter short term memory. "Perception" here is a cognitive act, not a purely passive one. In all steps, we must make a conscious effort to take in information.

Short term - This information will disappear unless we focus our attention ...

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