Chapter 7: Memory

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Do you remember what he ate for dinner last night? What about a week ago?

Memory can be broken down into three categories:
• Sensory memory
• Short-term memory
• Long-term memory

Sensory memory can be defined as brief storage of perceptual information before it is passed to short-term memory. What was interesting to me was psychologists believe that sensory memory relates to our five senses. For example, say this sentence out loud: "Sensory memory also applies to hearing." Now pause for a few seconds and repeat it without looking. Could you repeat the sentences word for word with out looking?

Short-term memory can be described as a memory system that retains information for limited durations. The reason why we seem to lose our short-term memories so quick is because this memories decay and the longer we wait, the less is left.
Do you think you will be able to remember this set of numbers by the end of this blog?

7 4 8 2 9 9 6 3 1 5

Long-term memory stores information including facts, experiences, and skills we've acquired over our lifetime. A fact that was shocking to me was, some scientists estimate that a typical person's memory holds about as much information as 500 complete sets of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Now for a game that takes some common CENTS!

Which penny is correct?
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Scroll down to find the correct answer!
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First do you remember the 10 numbers? Write them down then scroll back up to check if you were right. If you were correct then congratulations!

The correct answer for the penny (a).

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