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memory

the part of a COMPUTER that stores information. The two main types of computer memory are RAM (Random Access Memory) and ROM (Read Only Memory). HARD DISKS and FLOPPY DISKS provide additional memory capacity for storing computer programs and data.
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The child with a long-term memory problem might be permitted to use notes during a test; the idea is that with this long-term memory support, Vance will be able to show his cognitive strengths such as analytic skills or effective writing.
The Owner's Manual for the Brain suggests three major obstacles in the retrieval of a long-term memory: clogging at the synapse, deterioration of the neural pathways involved and stress.
No effects of modafinil were seen in the Spatial Working Memory task or in tests of long-term memory or executive function.
When young men share personal stories in this way, it can heighten their awareness of their beliefs, feelings and experiences, encoding them into long-term memory. This may be most likely if their reflections are closely linked with an emotional response.
In a reading and discussion activity for residents with memory impairment, all the information needed to participate is placed at the residents' fingertips, enabling them to demonstrate their knowledge about topics of interest without relying upon long-term memory. In keeping with the "children-teaching-children" practice in Montessori classrooms, a grant proposal has been submitted to train mildly impaired residents to be group leaders for activities involving residents with mild dementia.
And they will fail-because of the missing emotional layer on the one hand and the fact that digital images do not root themselves in long-term memory on the other: This is an unremarked revolution in our visual world that will effect a decisive change in the images of architecture as well.
Weaver: We're getting alarming reports of an outbreak of long-term memory loss.
Fragile trust develops out of perceptions of short-term and low-cost consequences, whereas resilient trust is based on history and long-term memory of integrity between two parties.
In addition, by overtly discussing and offering opportunities for practice, you are helping the information and process to be stored in long-term memory, based upon the process cues not the context cues.
The "lesson" was repeated six times to make sure it was stored in the rats' long-term memory.
A 1996 study by Sandra and Joseph Jacobson of Wayne State University found that children exposed to low levels of PCBs in the womb grew up with a lowered Intelligence Quotient (IQ), poor reading comprehension, short- and long-term memory problems and difficulty paying attention.
Basically, your computer has a short-term and a long-term memory. Here's how it works.

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