Memory and its importance Essay
“Memory is the internal recording of a prior event.” (Corwin, Elizabeth J. 2008) It lets us know where we are each morning. You could think of memory as a storage house for everything we know. Memory allows us to recall good and bad memories, daily functions, and skills. There are 3 different processes of memory which include encoding, storage and retrieval.
Encoding is the process of transforming information to a form …show more content…
Sensory information is lost through decay and displacement. Short-term memory information is lost as a result of: decay, displacement, and interference. Long-term information can vanish by encoding failure, consolidation failure, interference, motivated forgetting and retrieval failure. (Samuel E. Wood et al., 2008)
We can all relate to trying to pay attention to the teacher while people talk, papers rustle, and your stomach growling. There are many events that clash for our attention so you must selectively concentrate to some information and diminish the others . This is called selective attention which is a tool you can use to eliminate interference from the relevant information.
There are three types of memories systems Atkinson- Shiffrin model ( sensor, short-term and long term memory ) sensory consists of hearing, feeling, seeing, smelling and is held in sensory for less than a second. “Short-term lets you hold a restaurant's phone number in your mind as you dial the number, you rely on your short-term memory. This storage is capable of holding roughly seven items of information for approximately