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    Key Phases of Memory Function

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    What are the key phases of memory function? What are some tricks that may be used to support memorization of new material?

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    1. Memory Acquisition: During this phase, we have to focus our attention on the task at hand, because without paying attention, we are not able to acquire any relevant information that is being presented to us.

    2. Memory Consolidation: During this phase, material that we were attending to is temporarily stored, and, if this storage process (a.k.a consolidation) is not disrupted in some way, material gets filed into long-term/permanent storage.

    3. Memory Recall/Retrieval: Memories are valuable to us only if they can be successfully retrieved. ...

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    This solution outlines the key phases of the human brains memory function, and provides some tricks to support the memorization of new material.

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