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Compare and contrast short-term and long-term memory. Highlight the similarities and differences and define each.
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Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
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 • Short-term memory: o is memory for information that is currently the focus of your attention o has a limited capacity o retains information for a short period of time (30 seconds or less) o the more information you have the less efficient short-term memory is • Long-term memory: o is memory for information that is committed to storage o you can draw on it even if your attention is not focused on it o has an unlimited capacity o retains information indefinitely o the more information you have the more efficient long-term memory is • Similarities: o both improve substantially during adolescence o both are described and detailed as part of information processing o they work together to create human memory
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