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Short-term and working memory

Short-term Memory

Memory that holds 5-7 items for 15-30 seconds

Long-term Memory

Memory that can hold large amounts of information for years or decades.

Persistence of vision

Retention of the perception of light in the mind, such as sparklers at night

Control Processes

Active processes of memory that can be controlled by a a person and can differ from one task to another

Rehearsal

Repeating a stimulus over and over. Example of a control process

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