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Memory Processes

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will identify types of memory and describe how each contributes to how memory occurs. Also described is how memory is encoded as it is received, stored, and retrieved

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Notes on Memory Processes



Terms to Know
Echoic memory

Auditory/hearing sensory memory.


The first stage of forming a memory, where the brain processes the sensory information into a form that can be remembered.

Iconic memory

Visual/sight sensory memory.


The third stage, in which the person remembers the information that was stored, or they retrieve the information from storage.

Sensory Memory

Brief, normally unconscious copies of sensory information around us, which can either be discarded or remembered for later use.


The second stage, in which the brain holds on to and retains the information for later use.