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long-term memory

noun

  1. information stored in the brain and retrievable over a long period of time, often over the entire life span of the individual ( short-term memory ).


long-term memory

noun

  1. psychol that section of the memory storage system in which experiences are stored on a semipermanent basis Compare short-term memory


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Word History and Origins

Origin of long-term memory1

First recorded in 1965–70
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Example Sentences

Sharp-wave ripples are thought to accompany the neural work of transforming short-term knowledge into long-term memories.

After just seven days of swim training, researchers saw improvements in both short- and long-term memories, based on a reduction in the errors rats made each day.

One of the more enticing questions is how, specifically, swimming enhances short- and long-term memory.

So what is conscious is drawn up from this vast storehouse of long-term memory into short-term working memory.

This suggests that, at least for most people, there is a degree of long-term memory in the immune response to the virus.

Difficulty making decisions, short and long term memory loss, insomnia, lingering fatigue, or an inability to control emotions.

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