There are three major types of human memory: sensory memory, short-term memory and long-term memory. A human memory is an information fragment that is encoded in the brain, stored and then recalled.Continue Reading
Sensory memory is an automatic response that can observe and memorize a perceived item less than one second after the item is perceived. Sensory memory is further broken down into three types: iconic memory, echoic memory and haptic memory.
Short-term memory can temporarily store and retrieve information for 10 seconds to one minute. Long-term memory stores and retrieves information for long periods of time and is maintained in the brain by prions. Long-term memory is subdivided into explicit memory and implicit memory. Explicit memory is the conscious act of memorizing, and implicit memory is the unconscious act of remembering information.Learn more about Psychology