sensory memory


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sensory memory

The momentary storage in the brain of images or sensations just felt, heard, seen, smelled, or tasted. Sensory memories typically last only a few seconds.
See also: memory
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Simultaneously, a lot of information would be sensed which would be registered on sensory memory but the only information which would be considered would be kept.
Sensory memory consists of that 1 to 2 seconds in which information is processed and is transferred to working memory.
It is significant that this sensory memory remains evocative for David even many years after his migration.
Even within a project of thinking about an order of sensation that exceeds or undermines teleological time, for example, scholars will deploy findings from biology that purport to measure the time between the moments of sensory memory and when memory proper (that, which can be recalled) is laid down.