What are the limitations of short-term memory?
Why is short-term memory so susceptible to interference?
- However, the information in short-term memory is also highly susceptible to interference. Any new information that enters short-term memory will quickly displace old information. Similar items in the environment can also interfere with short-term memories.
What is impaired short-term memory (SHM)?
- Impaired short-term memory is reflected by a reduced ability to temporarily store and reproduce verbal and/or visuospatial information that has just been presented.
What is chunking in short-term memory?
- The short-term memory uses a chunking technique to overcome the limitations in capacity. It creates chunks of information out of smaller units of information. This means that the number of information units decreases, but the original units do not disappear. They are still activated and accessible as parts of larger units.
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