Discussion Questions

  1. When discussing sensory memory, iconic memory and echoic memory are described, but other sensory modalities seem to be largely ignored. Why do you think this is?

  2. The text states that forgetting is due to both decay and interference. Do you feel like one might play a bigger role than the other?

  3. Which do you think would be worse – having a short-term memory deficit or long-term memory deficit? Why?

  4. When you’re given information (let’s say a new phone number), what strategy do you use to keep it in working memory?