The Role of Attention For Working Memory

In cognitive psychology, “attention” is the terminology refer to the capacity of selectively concentrating on the focused items while ignoring other things. In the post “what is working memory?”, a multi-component model of working memory was presented where the concept … Continue reading

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What Is Working Memory? The Effect of Aging

Working memory is more of a theoretical concept representing the theoretical framework that explains our cognitive functions – the limited capacity for the temporary storage and manipulation of information for a wide range of cognitive tasks -comprehension, reasoning, learning – … Continue reading

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Examples And Types of Nondeclarative Implicit Memory

Nondeclarative memory (or implicit memory) is one of the two categories of long term memory. Declarative memory or explicit memory are those long-term memory (LTM) related to autobiographical facts and events or experience (episodic memory) and contextual knowledge (semantic memory) … Continue reading

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How Do We Remember: Memory Acquisition, Consolidation And Retrieval

This post explains the 3 stages of memorization process (or 3 phases of memory process): memory acquisition (sensory memory), memory encoding consolidation (working memory) and storage (long-term memory) memory retrieval. Memory Acquisition and Memory Encoding The first stage of the … Continue reading

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Why We Forget -Theories And Mechanisms Behind Normal Forgetfulness

Why do we forget? To understand the reasons (theories) behind forgetfulness which is a normal memory problem, it is necessary to give forgetfulness or memory lapses a scientific definition as well as to obtain an understanding of the basic memorization … Continue reading

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Age-Related Memory Loss Diseases – Amnesia With Age

Amnesia (abnormal memory loss conditions): an abnormal degree of forgetfulness; i.e. inability to retrieve old memories and/or inability to create new memories. Amnesia is the abnormal memory loss caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma that can occur at … Continue reading

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Normal Age-Related Memory Loss Types – Types of Forgetfulness or Memory Lapses

Everyone forget things from time to time. As we age, the frequency of the occurrence of forgetfulness or memory lapses increases. Age-related memory loss is part of the normal aging process. How much memory loss is too much which may … Continue reading

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Classification of Memory – Types of Memory

Memory can be broadly categorized as: sensory memory, short-term memory, long-term memory. Working memory is a concept derived from and related to short-term memory. The different types of memory constitute the sequence of three stages or steps of the memorization … Continue reading

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