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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Aim and Objectives: To find out the short-term memory status by visual tasks in obese and non-obese female school children of urban areas.
The discovery challenges previous findings that video games may enhance some aspects of mental processing and boost short-term memory.
These activities all exercise the occipital lobe, the temporal lobe the temporal sulcus and the amygdala parts of the brain, responsible for visual recognition and short-term memory.
Many older adults complain of problems with their short-term memory (STM, also known as working memory), which is the aspect of memory that involves keeping information in your thoughts while you manipulate it.
Neurons signaling back and forth can sustain one another's activity for the seconds that it takes to store a short-term memory.
But Worthington, 67, said his short-term memory problems were due to his age rather than any serious health condition.
It usually does start by affecting people's short-term memory, but it will also affect the way people think, speak, perceive things, feel and behave later on.
Apparently our short-term memory is actually very small and this process of forgetting is one of the many quirks thrown up by the surprisingly complex way the brain processes memory.
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.
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.

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