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A limited-capacity and short-lasting representation of information in the mind. The duration of short-term memory is on the order of seconds, while its capacity is on the order of 4 to 9 independent items.



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Asserted relationships to other concepts

short-term memory
is a kind of

  • memory
  • short-term memory
    is a part of

    No associations
    are a kind of
    short-term memory

    No associations
    are a part of
    short-term memory

  • rehearsal
  • Tasks that are asserted to measure short-term memory

    Task Contrast Measure

    doors and people test
    • verbal recognition (names test)
    • visual recall (shapes test)
    • visual recognition (doors test)
    • verbal recall (people test)