Alternate Characterization of Learning

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A few seconds of attention, a little motivation, some previously learned related information, and a perceived fact is stored in long-term memory.  The final component of learning is:  Retrieving knowledge from long-term memory. If information cannot be recalled from long-term memory it is FORGOTTEN. The last few essays have established that the only thing which

Encoding by Short-Term Memory

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What does it mean to say that short-term memory encodes something for storage in long-term memory? In very broad generalities the encoding we are interested in happens when new information is related to known information, when we form mental pictures, and when we create associations between pieces of information that are to be remembered. Encoding