New Research on Short-term Memory

New Research on Short-term Memory

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Short-term memory, sometimes referred to as qprimaryq, qworkingq or qactiveq memory, is said to hold a small amount of information for about 20 seconds. Estimates of short-term memory capacity vary -- from about 3 or 4 elements (i.e., words, digits, or letters) to about 9 elements: a commonly cited capacity is 7Ap2 elements. In contrast, long-term memory indefinitely stores a seemingly unlimited amount of information. Short-term memory can be described as the capacity (or capacities) for holding in mind, in an active, highly available state, a small amount of information. The information held in short-term memory may be: recently processed sensory input; items recently retrieved from long-term memory; or the result of recent mental processing, although that is more generally related to the concept of working memory. This book presents the latest research in the field from around the world.... no significant improvements in cognitive function were recorded, compared with placebo [Friedman et al., 2002]. Galantamine differs from other anticholinesterase inhibitors in its dual mechanism of action a€“ it selectively inhibits acetylcholinesterase and potentiates ... There is some evidence that galantamine, added to maintenance antipsychotic medication, improves cognitive function in schizophreniaanbsp;...

Title:New Research on Short-term Memory
Author:Noah B. Johansen
Publisher:Nova Science Pub Incorporated - 2008


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