What Is Short-Term Memory: Definition & Causes for Memory Loss


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Short-term memory is one of _____ generally accepted memory categories or types.

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1. Working memory is a part of:

2. Without enhancement, information stays in short-term memory for about _____ seconds.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what short-term memory is and how to improve your short-term memory. Topics you'll need to know include the length of short-term memory and the role of working memory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various aspects of short-term memory, including:

  • The number of memory processes
  • The length of short-term memory
  • What chunking and rehearsal can enhance
  • What working memory is a component of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading Comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on short-term memory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the number of memory processes and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about chucking and rehearsal in a different light

Additional Learning

To find out more about short-term memory loss, review the related lesson called What is Short-Term Memory: Definition & Causes for Memory Loss. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the main processes of memory
  • Understand the sources of short-term memory loss
  • Learn ways in which short-term memory can be boosted