Memory Essay

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The Concepts of Verbal Learning I remember when playing a game of Jeopardy and I was in the lead, almost ready to win. Then the game then came to the final and last question, I needed to really think and juggle my mind to get that last answer. The last question was pertaining to History, the question was asking about the George Washington year, and for the life of me, I could not remember the timeline for his history. My paper is going to be discussing concepts related to the working memory, short-term memory, long-term memory, and the roles related to encoding, also discussing retrieval in the memory process. Then I will be taking an online memory test (Short Term Memory test, 2009) as I wanted to see and test out my own memory status related to short term. Concepts of Working Memory, Long-term Memory and Short-term Memory There is two diverse phases related to storage, short-term memory and long-term memory. “Short-term memory is a system of capacity and duration” (Doyle-Portillo, 2009, p. 242). The info that an individual gains, is only detained just a few seconds within the short term memory before it begins and send to long term memory. When individuals begin processing information within the short-term memory stage, individual can then move such information to long-term memory (Pastorino & Doyle-Portillo, 2009). Long-term memory is a “system of memory that works to store memories for a long time perhaps even permanently” (Pastorino & Doyle-Portillo, 2009, p. 242). Long-term memory is collected by quite a few different components, such as: procedural memory , semantic memory, declarative memory, and episodic memory (Feldman, 2009). Declarative memory is memory of factual information. For example, names of people, faces of people, and important dates (e.g. anniversary and birthday). Procedural memory is memory for skills and habits. For

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