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Short-term Memory

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will explore short-term memory and explain what is meant by working memory.

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Terms to Know

Information put into a meaningful group, which allows a person to remember more.

Information Bits

Individual pieces of information that a person can retain in their short-term memory (which holds between 7 and 9 bits at a time).

Short-Term Memory

The system of memory that holds small amounts of information that we are consciously aware of for short periods of time.

Working Memory

Memory which allows us to not only take in information like short-term memory but also examine, manipulate and process it.