Long Term Memory

By splitting the individual telephone numbers into chunks, we have actually started processing the information into our long-term memory. This is how learning begins.
By thinking about how to form the numbers into chunks so that we can remember them, we are telling our brain that this information is important and we want to keep it. When we have determined that some particular piece of information is important, it is gradually transferred from our short-term memory into our long-term memory. The more times we think about the information and, more importantly, use it, the more likely it is to eventually end up in long-term memory. Once the information is stored in the long-term memory, it can be retained indefinitely. The long-term memory can also hold a vast amount of information. So, the key to learning something is to move it through the short-term memory into the long-term memory by processing it.

By | 2017-09-11T13:49:17+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Echelon Learning Technology|Comments Off on Long Term Memory