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Fuzzy-trace Theory

Fuzzy-trace theory, a dual process model of memory and reasoning, was also derived from Gestalt Psychology. Fuzzy-trace theory posits that we encode information into two separate traces: verbatim and gist. Information stored in verbatim is exact memory for detail (the individual parts of a pattern, for example) while information stored in gist is semantic and conceptual (what we perceive the pattern to be). The effects seen in Gestalt psychology can be attributed to the way we encode information as gist.

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... According to Fuzzy-trace theory, we have two separate memory processes verbatim and gist ... These two traces begin to develop at different times as well as at a different pace ...

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