Memory (stages of processing)

ESR (as in the blood test)

  • Encoding (registration) – information placed into memory
  • Storage (retention) – short term memory (7+-2) and working memory*
  • Retrieval (recollection) – recall information from memory. People remember first and last info best,  primacy and recency effects

*Working memory – manipulation of information and includes the phonological loop and visuospatial sketchpad 

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