How are sensory, short-term and long-term memory related?

The main processes of memory: memorization, storage and reproduction. Based on the duration of these processes, three types of memory are distinguished. Sensory or instant memory contains information received from receptors. It retains traces of exposure for a very short time – from 0.1 second to several seconds. If the received signals do not attract the attention of the higher parts of the brain, traces of memory are erased and receptors perceive new signals. If information from receptors is important, it is transferred to short-term memory. It stores information about which a person is thinking at the moment. If the information is not re-entered, it will be lost. Only memories that are enshrined in repetition or are associated with other memories come to long-term memory, where hours, months, years can be stored.

Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.