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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Summing up this last line of work, it appears that there is considerable evidence that secondary memory and ESP are positively correlated within the response, particularly when memory is not very strong, and that expression of the effect may be heightened by experimental designs that preclude the employment of primary memory and heighten the meaningfulness of the experimental situation by individual attention.
A decrease in performance in the low-education group is seen with age in wave one in attention, language (RC), primary memory and visuospatial functioning.
Most workstations have 8- or 16MB of primary memory. A fully configured state-of-the-art workstation such as a DECstation 3100 or an IBM RS-6000 can have up to 256MB of primary memory.
Husserl's distinction between primary memory (later called "retention") and secondary memory (memory in the full and ordinary sense) are the key to his resolution of these problems.
Now for Husserl primary memory can be rigorously distinguished from secondary or tertiary memory because it belongs to the act of perception itself --perceiving the melody necessarily involves this kind of retention.
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