This post will describe the overall structure of our memory system. Atkinson & Shiffrin (1968) divide the architecture of memory into three types:
- Ultra-short-term memory or sensorial memory for every sensory modality has a very limited storage capacity. It stores the information we receive from our senses for 0.1-0.5 seconds and the entire process happens automatically.
- Short-term memory has a very limited storage capacity for a short time period. The capacity is only a few units (4-7) where we remember the information without repeating it actively for 10-20s.
- Long-term memory has an unlimited storage capacity for a long time period.
But how to manage to transport information from our short-term memory to the long-term memory? One method is by repeating information enough times until it is stored deeply in our brain. Another cool strategy is chunking. A good explanation of what chunking is can be found in the following clip:
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