Memory Paper

Submitted By Aanneb1
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“Like the computer, the standard memory banks are perfect, recording faithfully and reliably” (Hubbard, 1950, p.58). “The data in these memory banks is filed in recordings called mental image pictures” (Hubbard, 1991, p.22). Information becomes stored in the long-term memory through the process of elaborate rehearsal. This process entails the repetition of information that has entered short-term memory, in order to commit it to long-term memory. Once the information is part of long-term memory it goes into one of four categories, called memory modules. Each of these memory modules has a different function. “Declarative memory is memory for factual information: names, faces, dates, and facts, such as “a bike has two wheels” (Feldman, 2012, p. 209). This kind of memory is divided into two parts, semantic and episodic. The first, semantic, is primarily for general knowledge about the world like what one’s zip code is, geography, and that “docter” is not the correct spelling of “doctor.” One could liken it to an almanac. The second, episodic, is primarily for events that occur in a certain place, time, or series of events. Things like the arrangement of a specific room in a home, how we learned what 8 X 7 equals, and even a first kiss. The other main long-term memory sub-section (nondeclarative memory) is procedural memory. This “refers to memory for skills and habits, such as how to ride a bike or hit a baseball” (Feldman, 2012, p. 210).

Information about things, which then go to the long-term memory, can sometimes give one a skewed point of view about the truth of things, like reflections on past critical thinking experiences. This may also allow one to apply the same process with confidence and/or improve upon past experiences. Another effect it has is upon one’s learned processes and skills, which can be worked toward, but may not be as good as those above. Information stored in the long-term memory keeps experiences and senses. The outcomes of these experiences and senses also affect the way the body uses the information.

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