Psychology: Memory

How Things Get Remembered
Long-Term Memory System
Memory Organization
Encoding and LTM
Remembering and Forgetting
Searching for Memory


Memory Organization - Networks of Association and Hierarchical Organization:

Clusters of information in memory are stored along networks of association. A piece of information is called a node. Nodes are interconnected to each other to form extremely complex networks. Activating one node in a network triggers activation in closely related nodes. Information in long-term memory is hierarchically organized into categories and sub-categories.

Source(s): Drew Westen, Psychology: mind, brain, & culture (NY 1996)


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