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short-term memoryThe capacity to recognise, recall and regurgitate small amounts of information (the 7 ±2 rule) shortly after its occurrence, which is divided into subsystems for verbal and visual information.
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working memoryShort-term memory, see there.
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The ability to store and use those facts and ideas necessary for performing immediate tasks.
See also: memory
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The memory system that relates to the task at hand and coordinates recall of memories necessary to complete it.
Mentioned in: Amnesia
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