Getting Information into Long-Term Memory

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There are two opportunities for perceived information to be forgotten prior to reaching long-term memory. In both instances, it appears that the decision is based, in large part, on whether memory considers the information important. If a sensory perception is reinforced by paying attention as well as corresponding perceptions from other senses, or multiple perceptions

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This diagram is a simplistic depiction of how information flows between the environment and various parts of our memory. When any of our sensory receptors perceive our environment, that information is sent to sensory memory. After only a brief moment sensory memory will either send the information on to short-term memory or it will be