Iconic Memory: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Iconic memory is associated with which sensory system?

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1. Iconic memories last in their natural form for about:

2. Which cognitive psychologist's ground-breaking experiments helped us to better understand iconic memory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set focus on some facts and details regarding iconic memory. Multiple-choice questions can help reinforce what you've learned in the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which sensory system iconic memory is associated with
  • How long these memories last in their natural form
  • Whose experiments helped better understand iconic memory
  • What George Sperling's hypothesis was and what change he made to his study to support it

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine how we use our vision to form memories in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding George Sperling's contribution to the study of iconic memory

Additional Learning

To learn more about sensory memories formed from our vision, review the corresponding lesson titled Iconic Memory: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provides a definition of iconic memory
  • Discusses the Atkinson-Shiffrin theory
  • Identifies George Sperling and his studies on iconic memory
  • Cites specific examples of iconic memory, such as the ball game