What happens to sensory information when you pay attention to it?

It will get passed onto short-term memory, if your able to keep it in there for about 30 seconds or so it will then get passed onto long term memory, But that's of course if you choose to take it that far(In other words if your still paying attention.)
The three processes of memory:

process #1: Enter the sensory register.
process #2: Enter the short-tern memory.
process #3: Enter the long-term memory.

- Azad Prestek