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Memory: maintenance and elaborative rehearsal - Sensory, short term and long term memory - Psychology: Memory and Cognition
Psychology - Memory: maintenance and elaborative rehearsal
Maintenance and elaborative rehearsal
For information to be transferred from STM to LTM, it needs to be attended
to and actively rehearsed. There are different ways to rehearse
information. One is  which involves repetition of information in order
to keep the material active in short-term memory.  The person rehearses
or repeats the information without concentrating on its meaning therefore
attending to the material at only a superficial level of processing.
A second type of rehearsal is  This involves associating new
information with already existing information stored in LTM for easier