|A Technical Look At Short-Term Memory |
Since one of my main difficulties is with Working Memory I wanted to know more about it. There has been a large amount of research on memory since I took my last Psychology class. About all I can remember of brain anatomy is... Brain Stem! Brain Stem!
The following is copied directly with permission from the web site, The Brain From Top To Bottom. It is a great site, so expect to see more in the future.
In the course of a day, there are many times when you need to keep some piece of information in your head for just a few seconds. Maybe it is a number that you are “carrying over” to do a subtraction, or a persuasive argument that you are going to make as soon as the other person finishes talking. Either way, you are using your short-term memory.
Human memory is a complex phenomenon, however, and of course involves other regions of the brain as well.
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