Define encoding failure. Give an example.


Define encoding failure. Give an example.


Memory refers to the numerous levels of functionality within the brain that assist people in performing tasks by later recalling information. One model of memory is the three-stage model, which consisted of encoding, storage, and retrieval.

  • Encoding: This is the initial perception and processing of information, along with combining it with existing memories.
  • Storage: This refers to the long-term maintenance of memory.
  • Retrieval: In this stage, you recall the memory in response to some cue or stimulus or for use in a process.

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Encoding failure is when information does not get stored properly in the memory. If the initial sensory information is perceived incorrectly or does...

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