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.



Dr. Dukewich provides a brief orientation to this learning pathway on the functions and structures of memory.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


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