short-term memory

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short-term memory

[‚shȯrt ‚tərm ′mem·rē]
(psychology)
Conscious, brief retention of information that is currently being processed in a person's mind.
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Recall in serial order from short term memory is one of the most widely studied tasks in cognitive psychology.
It is especially noticeable in trying to remember day to day functions such as paying bills, and can even cause short term memory loss over things such as forgetting peoples names, or repeating stories.
Karen, 37, lost her short term memory after suffering from the brain bug TB meningitis four years ago.

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