short-term memory


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short-term memory

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(Psychology) psychol that section of the memory storage system of limited capacity (approximately seven items) that is capable of storing material for a brief period of time. Compare long-term memory
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Noun1.short-term memory - what you can repeat immediately after perceiving it
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
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In 1968, it was proposed by Atkinson and Shiffrin, the stage model of memory outlines three separate stages of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory and long-term memory.
We think they can do these spatial tasks because these tasks can be managed within short-term memory functions, supported by the frontal lobe of the neocortex.
At any given time, the working or short-term memory can only carry three or four items, Fransen says.
ISLAMABAD -- Brain scans may help identify children with learning difficulties much earlier by measuring their short-term memory capacity, according to a Swedish study.
Ron Davis, chair of the The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Department of Neuroscience, said that by removing the function of three proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway, they produced a deficit in long-term but not short-term memory.
The trainer was told: In order to be a successful loan officer, you need to have a short-term memory.
The more in-sync such electrical signals of neurons were in two key hubs of the circuit, the more those cells held the short-term memory of a just-seen object.
It's then retained in the short-term memory system that seems to be very limited in the amount of memory it can store at one time.
Suitable for children and adults, the memory game will test participant's short-term memory and contribute to a broader experiment crafted by renowned experimental psychologist Professor Bruce Hood, of the University of Bristol, Canada.
When Whyte, of Port Seton, East Lothian, was arrested at his mum's address in breach of a bail condition, he claimed the assault had left him with no short-term memory.
Cristina Malcolm, of Durham, who has acute short-term memory loss, was last year given a Sense-Cam by Leeds University experts with the aim of unlocking memories that last just minutes.
Short-term memory loss, or never let a few facts get in the way of a good story, seems part of the current climate of anxiety, at least among our media and social commentators.

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