information retained in the brain and retrievable from it over a brief span of time (contrasted with long-term memory).
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Origin of short-term memory
First recorded in 1965–70
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The phase of the memory process in which stimuli that have been recognized and registered are stored briefly.
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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.
A popular example of short-term memory is the ability to remember a seven-digit telephone number just long enough to dial a call. In most cases, unless the number is consciously repeated several times, it will be forgotten.
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