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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.
Learning and Memory
ABakkour about six years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure short term memory

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doors and people test
  • verbal recall (people test)
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  • visual recognition (doors test)
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  • visual recall (shapes test)
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  • verbal recognition (names test)
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Definition contributed by ALenartowicz about eight years ago: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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