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Human memory sytems

Identify the three major systems: sensory memory, short memory, and long term memory that comprise human memory with an explanation of the difference in temporal characteristics.

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1. The 3 sensory major systems - around 300 words, 100 per topic.
2. The temporal characteristics that differentiate each memory - around 150 words.

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The Human Memory Systems

The human memory is comprised of 3 processing systems, namely sensory memory, short-term memory and long term memory. Before going into a discussion about these 3 systems, it would be good to talk about how human memory is stored. Upon experience, memory is encoded, then stored and, when called for, retrieved. Successful retrieval of memory depends upon how well it has been encoded or stored or for how long. There are some memories that ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise on the 3 systems of memory (see above). A discussion of each is provided to show their similarities, differences and temporal characteristics. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version is also attached.