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Three types of memory each with a different function

Sensory Memory: Recording

Iconic memory - the temporary persistence of visual impressions after the stimulus has been removed.
Echoic memory - the ability to recapture the exact impression of a sound shortly after the sound has finished.

Functions of sensory memory:

    •  Gives decision time
        •  Prevents being overwhelmed
            •  Provides stability, playback, & recognition

General Psychology
Robert C. Gates