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Short Term Memory

Short term memory. This is the memory system that holds in mind a limited amount of information for brief periods. We use our short term memory every day, such as remembering a telephone number or directions while you are driving.

Working memory. We can also mentally transform information in short term memory –  to solve a problem, to figure something out, or reason through something to find an answer. This short term memory ability is called working memory. For example –  figuring out a 15% tip (‘the bill is 29.30. Call that 30. 10% of 30 is 3. Half of 3 is 1.5. 3 plus 1.5 is 4.5.’). Working memory is like the brain’s RAM. The more working memory you have, the more RAM or processing power you have.