Filtering by Short-Term Memory

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The amount of information that our brain retains in long-term memory is amazing, but it cannot (or at least does not) retain every piece of information reported by our senses.  In large part what is retained is determined by short-term memory. Short-term memory acts as an editor (filter) to determine what information is passed along

Learning and Short-Term Memory

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Provided you have paid attention to a perception, for less than one-half second, that piece of information has been moved, by sensory memory, to short-term memory. That perceived piece of information has begun its journey to being learned.  Remember one component of learning is to store information in long-term memory.  Short-term memory is important in