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-processing information into memory
-remember the term "encoding" by thinking of inputting codes into your brain
-the instantaneous and short recording of sensory information
-remember the term "sensory memory" by thinking of using your five sense to make short memories
-consciously repeating information to either encode it for storage, or maintain it in your conscious
-rehearsal of memory is a lot like rehearsal for band, a play, or choir; you try to improve through practice and repetition
-time saved when one is trying to relearn material for a second time
-remember the term "relearning" by remembering "re" is the second sound in the sequence "do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do" from "the Sound of Music". Therefore, relearning is learning something for the second time
-tendency for improved long-term retention to occur through distributing studying over time instead of studying fewer times for longer
-no one likes homework, so remember to put spaces between your study sessions, not only will it help you from having lots of homework stress, but you'll actually remember the information better
-encoding sounds (particularly of words)
-"acoustic" makes me think of speakers, so if you can remember what encoding means, acoustic encoding is inputting sounds into your brain
-when I wanted to learn the word "prestidigitation" I broke it down into pieces; the first part, "prest" reminds me of a magician saying "presto". The second part "digit" makes me think of my digits, or fingers. So now I think of a magician doing card tricks with their hands and it is easier for me to remember that prestidigitation means "sleight of hand"
-using memory aids to help remember information, particularly using imagery and organizational devices
-many people use the acrostic PEMDAS to remember the order of opperations
-not paying attention to details can distort encoding
-if you're absent minded during class might remember general concepts, but you most likely won't remember details
-unconsciously encoding of circumstantial information (ex: space, time, frequency, and well-learned information like the meaning of words in your native language)
-as you are reading this, you don't have to stop and think about what each word means because your brain can automatically process it
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