What is Sensory Memory?

Sensory memory is one of the first levels of observation and memorization. You may see something or touch something, and when that object is no longer in front of you, you have a very distinct memory and impression of what that object was like. This allows you to assess your surroundings in future situations. An example would be when you first touched an ice cube. You will remember it being cold and hard. Prom then on, when you see things that are made of ice, or you perceive to be ice-like in nature, you will associate that with your very first impressions and memories of that ice cube. For more information see here: