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The information that is to be memorized for this specific job is a set of nine numbers 511161210 These numbers need to be encoded into a computer every thirty minutes for example submit the numbers at 1230 and 1300 and continue until the end of the eight hour shift This information is classified as declarative memory Declarative memory is memory that can be consciously recalled like knowledge The reason the memorization of these nine digits is declarative memory is due to the fact that the information needs to be recalled every thirty minutes in order to complete the task which make this a part of your knowledge Declarative memory is stored into your long term memory in three steps First step of learning is storing information into your sensory memory Sensory memory is seeing hearing smelling touching or tasting something and remembering it vividly even if the object is not around This can be applied to the set of nine digits by using the sense of seeing Essentially you are using you sensory memory to memorize the nine digits by using chunking and the sense of seeing due to the fact that you are rehearsing the numbers repetitively by chunking three numbers at a time by associating them with something personal Chunking these nine digits need to be separated in 3 separate parts The first three numbers 511 can be memorized by associating these numbers with something personal For example my birthday is 510 if I remember that I need to add one day to my birthday in order to remember what the number is I will have successfully remembered this section of the nine digits Unfortunately there is a method of forgetting called retroactive interference where past information interferes with the new information or digits in this case that you have learnedRetroactive interference is where new learning is interfered with due to things learned previously Retroactive interference can prevent you from recalling information because
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