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The role of encoding and retrieval in the memory process

Explain the concepts of working memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory.

Describe your selected test and your results.

Explain the role of encoding and retrieval in the memory process and how they relate to your selected test and your results.

Evaluate variables associated with encoding information and ease of retrieval as they relate to your selected test and your results.

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Memory Process:

Memory is the mental process of the storage and retrieval of information from the brain. It is through the senses that information gets into the memory lane of the brain. The processing of the attained information then takes place so that a part of the information is stored. Memory is also known as that processes that are directed by systems of the brain. The following are the stages of memory; long-term memory, memory consolidation which also referred to as working memory and short term memory. The senses in the human body are also part of the memory process.

Working Memory:

This term refers to the system of the brain that provides the act of temporary storing the information that will be manipulated overtime. Examples of such information are; learning activities and reasoning. For this stage of memory to function properly, the information should be constantly stored and retrieved from time to time. This is based on the fact that the working memory is the type of memory that is active and can be recalled at any moment. The classifications of the working memory are; the central executive, the visuospatial sketch pad and the phonological loop (Mcleod, 2008).

Short-Term Memory:

The short-term memory has a limited capacity to store the information. This is the reason why if the information is not transferred to the long-term memory; ...

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The role of encoding and retrieval in the memory process is clearly summarized.

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