4 Tutorials that teach Short-term Memory
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Short-term Memory

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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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Chunk

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