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Sensory Memory: Definition, Examples & Types Video

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How many main memory processes exist according to the Atkins-Shiffrin Theory of Memory?

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1. Of the three memory processes, sensory memory retains information for this amount of time:

2. Echoic memories are associated with which sensory system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What sensory systems are most involved in sensory memory and how long are these memories retained? These topics are among those you will need to know in order to successfully answer the questions posed in this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • How many memory processes exist according to the Atkins-Shiffrin theory
  • The amount of time sensory memory retains information as compared to the other memory processes
  • Sensory system with which echoic memories are associated
  • Sensory system with which iconic memories are associated
  • Duration of long iconic memory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding types of sensory memory
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as sensory memory and Atkins-Shiffrin theory
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast echoic and iconic memory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding facts about sensory memory

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Sensory Memory: Definition, Examples & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the Atkins-Shiffrin theory
  • Define sensory memory
  • Provide examples to illustrate how sensory systems process and retain information
  • Identify two types of sensory memory
  • Supply details about these two types of sensory memory
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