publication . Article . 2015

The Role of Short-term Consolidation in Memory Persistence

Timothy J. Ricker;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2015 Journal: AIMS Neuroscience (issn: 2373-7972, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIMS Press
Short-term memory, often described as working memory, is one of the most fundamental information processing systems of the human brain. Short-term memory function is necessary for language, spatial navigation, problem solving, and many other daily activities. Given its importance to cognitive function, understanding the architecture of short-term memory is of crucial importance to understanding human behavior. Recent work from several laboratories investigating the entry of information into short-term memory has uncovered a dissociation between encoding processes, those that register information into short-term memory, and consolidation processes, those that sol...
free text keywords: short-term memory, working memory, consolidation, encoding, forgetting, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571
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