Latest Short-term memory Stories
One person correctly remembers four of eight items just seen but is fuzzy on details.
Memories that we have just acquired â€“ a new phone number, or the name of a new acquaintance -- are more liable to be forgotten than memories we have held for some time.
The long-held theory that our brains use different mechanisms for forming long-term and short-term memories has been challenged by new research from UCL, published today in PNAS.
Why is it that you can instantly recall your own phone number but have to struggle with your mental Rolodex to remember a new number you heard a few moments ago?
The human brain stores some kinds of memories for a lifetime. But when our eyes are open and looking at things, our gray matter also creates temporary memories that help us process complex tasks during the few seconds these visual memories exist.
Experiments at the University of Oregon bring focus to perceptual and memory storage processing.
Even though forgetting is such a common occurrence, scientists have not reached a consensus as to how it happens.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH A protein essential in long-term memory consolidation has been identified at the University of Haifa.
You'd probably remember seeing a man with pink hair more than you could recall the guy walking next to him with brown hair.
Research on octopuses has shed new light on how our brains store and recall memory, says Dr. Benny Hochner of the Department of Neurobiology at the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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