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This is true if you do have a hard disk of 20GB, but the human memory is large enough. You might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, similar to the space in an iPod or a USB flash drive. Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at a time, exponentially increasing the brain's memory storage capacity to something closer to ...


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Too long for a comment, so given as answer. I know of no studies, but what teachers do is connect each name to a face (that is "elaborate") and repeat this elaboration each time they enter class and check attendance (sort of like learning vocabulary or a poem). Personally, I write down the names in the sitting order of the pupils or students, because I ...


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I think this question is not getting answered because it suggests a misunderstanding or lack of understanding about all the forces leading up to your specific question about long term memory. For instance, you imply that we see images in detail to begin with—or that we are able to 'store' a detailed image in short term memory... and that detail simply does ...


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My understanding of the difference between the two is that you cannot declare what is procedural. For example, you can't tell a person how to balance on a bicycle or how to ice skate backward. You can show them different movements, and that is declarative in nature, but ultimately is not the same thing. Whether or not declarative memory is "faster" has ...


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If I understand you correctly, then the terms you are looking for are "recognition" and "recall". See: http://www.ehow.com/info_7754397_recall-vs-recognition.html In depth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recall_(memory) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recognition_memory



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