short-term memory

(redirected from primary memory)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to primary memory: secondary memory

memory

 [mem´o-re]
the mental faculty that enables one to retain and recall previously experienced sensations, impressions, information, and ideas. The ability of the brain to retain and to use knowledge gained from past experience is essential to the process of learning. Although the exact way in which the brain remembers is not completely understood, it is believed that a portion of the temporal lobe of the brain, lying in part under the temples, acts as a kind of memory center, drawing on memories stored in other parts of the brain.
impaired memory a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as inability to remember bits of information or behavioral skills.
immunologic memory the capacity of the immune system to respond more rapidly and strongly to a subsequent antigenic challenge than to the first exposure. See also memory cells and immune response.
long-term memory the aspect of memory in which knowledge is stored permanently, to be activated when cued; it is theoretically unlimited in capacity.
recent memory the ability to recall events from the immediate past.
remote memory the ability to recall events from the distant past.
screen memory a consciously tolerable memory serving to conceal or “screen” another memory that might be disturbing or emotionally painful if recalled.
short-term memory what one is conscious of at a given moment; in contrast to long-term memory it is of limited capacity (about seven items) and will be lost unless rehearsed and related to information in long-term memory.

short-term mem·o·ry (STM),

that phase of the memory process in which stimuli that have been recognized and registered are stored briefly; decay occurs rapidly, sometimes within seconds, but may be held indefinitely by using rehearsal as a holding process by which to recycle material over and over through STM.
Synonym(s): temporary memory

short-term memory

memory of recent events, generally the first to be affected in Alzheimer's disease.

short-term memory

The 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.

short-term mem·o·ry

(STM) (shōrt-tĕrm memŏr-ē)
That phase of the memory process in which stimuli that have been recognized and registered are stored briefly; decay occurs rapidly, typically within seconds, but may be held indefinitely by using rehearsal as a holding process by which to recycle material over and over through STM.

short-term memory

the recollection of some aspect of behaviour, which lasts only for seconds, or at the most minutes, after the occurrence of the behaviour.

short-term mem·o·ry

(STM) (shōrt-tĕrm memŏr-ē)
Phase of memory process in which stimuli that have been recognized and registered are stored briefly; decay occurs rapidly, sometimes within seconds.
References in periodicals archive ?
Due to the computational overhead caused by the generation and verification of IP puzzles in the existing IP puzzle scheme, and failure in mitigating the attacked packets when increasing the time in the existing Hop count scheme, it uses more primary memory compared to the proposed ESFD scheme.
Summing up, then, the model leads us to expect that tests of primary memory should be correlated negatively with measures of extrasensory perception.
By way of further support for this hypothesis, and of Irwin's observation, two subsequent reports (Kreiman, 1978; Weiner & Haight, 1980) both used designs testing primary memory without an interpolated task, and both yielded significant negative relationships.
Significant differences are found on all tests in the age group 70-79 except attention and language (RT) in wave one, and primary memory and Implicit memory m wave two.
Finally, an education-time-age interaction was observed in relation to primary memory (p [is less than] 0.
The importance of matching application size to primary memory space can not be overstated.
the primary memory is to be realized as metro fas3220 cluster .
The primary memory block is comprised of either 32 KBytes (SST89E554, SST89V554, SST89E554RC, SST89V554RC) or 64 KBytes (SST89E564, SST89V564, SST89E564RD, SST89V564RD) of SuperFlash EEPROM with a 128 Byte sector size, and occupies the internal ROM space for an 8051-compatible microcontroller.
Viking is pleased to be chosen as one of the primary memory manufacturers in Intel's Business Advantage Portal Program.
The operating system therefore supports the recording speeds required to write directly to primary memory without intermediary memory.
The improved productivity in the first fiscal quarter of 1995 was principally due to conversions to further shrinks of the Company's primary memory products.

Full browser ?