echoic memory


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echoic memory

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(Psychology) psychol the ability to recapture the exact impression of a sound shortly after the sound has finished. Compare iconic memory
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In summary, we selected 13 behavioral terms (behavior analysis, behaviorist perspective, conditioned reinforcers, fixed interval schedule, fixed ratio schedule, negative reinforcement, operant conditioning, operant extinction, reinforcement contingency, reinforcer, schedules of reinforcement, variable interval schedule, variable ratio schedule) and 21 cognitive terms (availability heuristic, bottom up processing, cognitive dissonance, cognitive map, cognitive perspective, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, declarative memory, echoic memory, episodic memories, iconic memory, long-term memory, metamemory, preattentive processing, procedural memory, reconstructive memory, retrieval cues, semantic memories, short-term memory, top down processing, working memory).
Wallin hypothesizes that echoic memory functions as a time-sensitive switching mechanism necessary to relay information between the hemispheres, and to allow for an efficient bilateral division of labor.