Ah memory…the bread and butter of cognitive psychology and by extension cognition in general. Today we focus on the oft over-worked part of your memory – your short-term or working memory. We’ll discuss the strange case of Clive Wearing and delve into several major theoretical models of memory including the Atkinson Shiffrin storage model of memory and the Baddeley and Hitch model of working memory. Processes of encoding, rehearsal and chunking are discussed.
Psy 317 – Episode 6 – Nothing encoded…nothing gained