The processes of attention, deep processing, elaboration, and the use of mental imagery are all __ processes.
These four cognitive functions can help to improve learning and memory. Let’s take a closer look at each one so you can decide which is best for your needs. Attention: Attention is our ability to focus on and respond appropriately to the task at hand. For example, you can pay attention while reading this passage or your mind might wander off a bit here and there. The use of __ processes will help with paying attention in difficult subjects like math where we need more mental effort for understanding concepts. Deep Processing: Deep processing means taking information from short-term memory and making it meaningful by connecting new knowledge to prior learning, forming associations between ideas, categorizing new material into well-known categories (e.g., types of plants), using connections among distant relationships as clues for remembering such things as maps or diagrams that show spatial relationship among objects (i.e., distance). These are