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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.

working memory

Short-term memory, see there.

working memory

The ability to store and use those facts and ideas necessary for performing immediate tasks.
See also: memory

Working memory

The memory system that relates to the task at hand and coordinates recall of memories necessary to complete it.
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The researchers' investigation revealed that the best sight-readers combined strong working memories with tens of thousands of hours of piano practice over several decades.
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