information retained in the brain and retrievable from it over a brief span of time (contrasted with long-term memory).
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How to use short-term memory in a sentence
People describe brain fog, headaches, dizziness, problems with short-term memory.Virginia’s Northam copes with what could be permanent loss of smell nearly eight months after coming down with covid-19 | Gregory S. Schneider | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
The work could help reconcile two sides of an ongoing debate about whether short-term memories are maintained through constant, persistent representations or through dynamic neural codes that change over time.
Compounding that challenge, a body of research hints that the brain does not neatly partition short-term memory function exclusively into higher cognitive areas like the prefrontal cortex.
We must absorb new sensory information about the world around us while holding on to short-term memories of earlier observations or events.
You are more experienced, but not necessarily any wiser than you were at 30, and you have no short-term memory.Gene Weingarten: I admit it. Like a lot of people, I had vaccine envy. | Gene Weingarten | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
The ensuing short-term memory impairments associated with TBI can make it nearly impossible to take care of daily tasks.
After lunch, I entered a mental haze: reaction times dropped 12% and short-term memory 11%.How to Use Your Lunch Hour for Better Productivity, Without Ever Taking a Bite | Gregory Ferenstein | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Without training, the human brain can hold only about seven items in short-term memory.Is the Internet Making Us Forgetful? Michael S. Malone’s ‘The Guardian of All Things’ | Austen Rosenfeld | August 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today at the age of 21, he lives with his parents, spends most of his time in a wheelchair, and struggles with short-term memory.
There is nothing about Al in 39 Years of short-term memory Loss that is not already a matter of public record.
British Dictionary definitions for short-term memory
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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Cultural definitions for short-term memory
Retention of information that undergoes little processing or interpretation and can be recalled for only a few seconds. Short-term memory can retain about seven items.
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