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brief storage of sensory information in each of the senses, which temporarily holds material (e.g., a perceptual experience) for recoding into another memory (such as short-term memory) or for comprehension.
Synonyms: sensory-information store; sensory register
Learning and Memory
ABakkour about six years ago.

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"definition updated from APA dictionary of Psychology 1st ed."
ABakkour (about six years ago)


"Initial definition retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_memory"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

Term History

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:the ability to retain impressions of sensory information after the original stimulus has ceased.

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:the ability to retain impressions of sensory information after the original stimulus has ceased. (from Wikipedia)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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