• An active system that receives information from the senses, organizes and alters it as it stores it away, and then retrieves the information from storage.

The Three Processes

• Encoding

• Storage

• Retrieval

Levels-of-Processing Model

• information that gets more deeply processed is more likely to be remembered.

Parallel Distributed Processing Model

• Information is simultaneously stored across an interconnected neural network that stretches across the brain.