Text Description of CIP Diagram
Figure 1 on the CIP Theory page shows a linear progression of boxes going horizontally across the page from left to right as follows:
- Sensory Input points to Sensory Memory (visual, auditory, etc.).
- Sensory Memory points to Short-Term Memory (temporary working memory, which includes processes called "rehearsal" and "chunking"). There are two additional things to note about this part of the diagram:
- The arrow connecting Sensory Memory to Short-Term Memory is labeled with the process called "attention."
- The Short-Term Memory box points to a box under it which is labeled "responses."
- The Short-Term Memory box points to its right to a box labeled Long-Term Memory; that arrow is labeled with the process called "encoding." The Long-Term Memory box also points back to Short-Term Memory; that arrow is labeled with the process called "retrieval."
The diagram is adapted from Driscoll (1994).