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secondary memory

Secondary memory may refer to the computer's main memory or to external storage. See main memory and auxiliary storage.
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Kamin postulated that one possibility to explain the "U"-shaped curvilinear function was to assume the existence of two memory systems: one memory system that dominates retention immediately after training and loses strength over time (short-term memory or primary memory system) and a secondary memory system that starts to dominate at some later stage following training, probably after some time of consolidation, and increases in strength over time.
The nature of individual differences in working memory capacity: Active maintenance in primary memory and controlled search from secondary memory. Psychological Review, 114, 104-132.
Based upon that hypothesis, it is possible that children with low scores in complex span tasks and FI tests present more difficulty in engaging in the search of elements in secondary memory and must be more prone to consider unnecessary information and alternative interpretations of the material, which might decrease their performance (Engle, 2010; Unsworth & Engle, 2007).
Results showed that treatment with SharpPS Gold significantly improved memory recall (p<0.05), whereas favourable trends were observed for memory recognition and secondary memory (p<0.15 and p<0.22, respectively) (Figure 3).
Its goal is to reduce the processing time and the data size that has to be recovered from secondary memory.
But Dr Andrew Scholey, of Northumbria University, said: "It did improve secondary memory, which is where a memory is stored, lost from the consciousness, then retrieved again."
First, with regard to the measures of cognitive functioning themselves, these have tended to be global measures (such as screening tests or a single test of secondary memory functioning) and little consideration has been given to the more likely hypothesis that specific cognitive functions may be differentially affected.
It is important to emphasize that we are not suggesting that a subset of items is retrieved solely from secondary memory. Rather, all items are rehearsed, but more robust long-term memory representations can lead to superior performance for any item at retrieval.
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.
It will support applications that need very high performance secondary memory as well as large amounts of primary (main) memory, and will optimise data movement within the machine.

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