PRECATEGORICAL ACOUSTIC STORAGE (PAS)

a sensory memory which briefly keeps auditory data prior to it being perceived and understood- a theoretical rendition of the phenomenon of echoic memory. PAS is held to be a parallel reserve to the iconic memory of the visual system.

PRECATEGORICAL ACOUSTIC STORAGE (PAS): "The concept of PAS was posited by Robert George Crowder, an American psychologist, in 1969."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRECATEGORICAL ACOUSTIC STORAGE (PAS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/precategorical-acoustic-storage-pas/ (accessed November 23, 2020).
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