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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Information which would be considered in sensory memory would be convert to sensory codes and then transfer to short-term memory.
All initial sensations associated with threatening experiences are passed to the amygdala, part of the primitive brain, and are formed into a sensory memory.
After years of experience, we rely on long-term memory instead of sensory memory.