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The explicit format of memory is more accessible because conscious and unconscious working of our mind is strongly co-related with our experience of the object reality where some sort of learning is involved. Our conscious mind understands and interprets the sensations according to the partial or total recall of the events. It is a fact that the mind is capable of retrieving images from recess even if no conscious effort was made to commit them to memory. Hence, it can be safely stated that even during the process of intentional recall of an image in some specific format, the mind can generate and explore various other properties of the same image. This type of memory is highly interactive and promotes long term learning. Whenever I go to the school playground, I am always reminded of football match which my team had won with a bang.
This is a long term memory that is intrinsically linked with the physical competencies of the persons and is also called muscle memory. Procedural memory is associated with some definite voluntary or involuntary actions in some predefined format. In other words, with or without conscious effort, our memories are linked with some definite actions that are designed to rearrange the physical aspects of our surrounding through the movements of our body parts which is caused by the directives of the mind. Driving a bicycle or a car is a life long ability and one is able to retrieve its usage even after long time. This type of memory retains the procedures of various activities and therefore, it becomes easier for persons to do more than one work simultaneously. Students riding cycles are also able to converse freely because the memory has adjusted or defined its pathways to suit the physical activities.
Emotions significantly impact memory and therefore, this type of memory takes precedence
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Short term memory plays an important role in comprehension of language (Rumelhart, Lindsay, and Norman, 1972), long term learning (Waugh and Norman, 1965), and problem solving (Hunter, 1964). The experiments conducted by George Miller hold a special significance in the discussion of short term working memory.
There are two types of memory, the short term and the long term types, but the short term memory type has been pointed out to be the area that the two sexes have got a vast difference. While some have argued that differences in humans in terms of memory are due to anatomical differences between men and women, some have argued that it is purely psychological.
This process’s quality is associated with the level of integration of the new information into the existing knowledge. “Much encoding involves labeling thoughts with words, but pictorial or other forms may be used as well” (muskingum.edu, n.d.).
It also provides storage space for results of various executions. In writing various programs, a programmer needs to address memory space where various variables will be stored and the intermediate results of execution (Stallings, 2001). A system there has to be developed that will define a standard way in which a programmer accesses memory for storage purposes.
Human beings represent the highest point of evolution with regard to all types of memory; memory has also been demonstrated in almost all animals irrespective of whether they are vertebrate or invertebrate (1). In humans, the capacity to remember and recall things from memory varies from individual to individual.
In order to answer what this term is, some background information on memory in general should be provided, followed by a textbook definition which is “The process by which an individual groups items and information according to patterns or something that