The Two-Store Model of Memory: Types of Memory and Storage


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The Two-Store Model of Memory suggests that there are three basic types of memory. What are those three types?

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1. Sarah draws several pictures on her pad of paper, such that when she 'flips' through the pictures quickly, it looks like the pictures are a series of moving images. What type of memory is responsible for this visual illusion?

2. Ian enjoys learning about different kinds of bird song. After he hears a bird sing, for just a couple of seconds, he can remember exactly what that bird sounded like, which helps him learn the difference between the birds. What type of memory is responsible for this auditory ability?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these assessment tools, you will be able to review the key components of the two-store model of memory. Additional topics to know for the quiz include the stages of successful memory storage and types of sensory memory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be assessed on your understanding of:

  • How long sensory memory lasts
  • The three types of memory in the two-store model
  • The differences between types of sensory memory

Skills Practiced

You will also be able to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of sensory memory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different types of memory in the two-store model and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how long sensory memory lasts

Additional Learning

Learn more about memory by viewing the lesson on The Two-Store Model of Memory: Types of Memory and Storage. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Learn about the two-store model of memory
  • Distinguish between the different types of memory
  • Know what must happen to successfully store memories
  • Identify how sensory memory is stored
  • Organize the three stages of memory