Psych M.D. - Long-term memory



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Term: Long-term memory
Definition (Myers): the relatively permanent and limitless storehouse of the memory system1
Definition (alternative): information stored in the brain and retrievable over a long period of time, often over the entire life span of the individual (contrasted with short-term memory ).2
Contextual explanation:
Unlike short-term memory, information stored in long-term memory can be stored for an extended period of time, and its limits of capacity are unknown. There exist three main activities related to long-term memory: storage, deletion and retrieval3. The repeated exposure to a stimulus transfers it to long-term memory.

Related terms and concepts:
4 Psych M.D. - Long-term memory - The Neuron5
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Sources:
  1. Myers, D.G. (2003). Psychology. New York City: Worth Publishers.
  2. Dictionary.com, LLD. (2009). Dictionary.com. Lexico Publishing Group. Retrieved September 10th, 2009, from http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=groupthink
  3. Human Computer Interface (2008). Human Capabilities. Retrieved from http://www.cc.gatech.edu/classes/cs6751_97_winter/Topics/human-cap/memory.html
  4. The History Channel, (2008). The Brain: Long-term memory [Television series episode]. In (Executive producer), The History Channel.
  5. AboutMind (2008). Long term memory. Retrieved from http://www.aboutmind.com/pictures/long-term-memory.jpg
Edited by: Jessica
Date of last edit: 9/24



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