In this learning pathway we will explore the basic findings from the memory literature. Memory researchers tend to treat memory as either a set of processes, including encoding, storage and retrieval, or as a set of systems that categories the different kinds of memory, including short-term memory and long-term memory. As you move through this learning pathway make note of when we are treating memory as a process vs memory as a system of different categories of information.
Pathway Learning Outcomes
By the end of this learning pathway you should be able to:
- Discuss the three basic functions of memory
- Describe the three memory stores and recognize new examples of each
- Distinguish between the different kinds of long-term memory
- Explain the brain areas involved in memory