Age Associated Memory Impairment

age associated memory impairment

Age-associated memory impairment is a term used to describe the mild decline in memory as a person ages.  This decline is a normal part of the aging process and is not the same as the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. While it is normal to experience some degree of … Read more

Long Term Memory

Long Term Memory

In long-term memory, information is stored for a long period of time. It is the last stage in the processing of memory. Information in long-term memory lasts longer than information in short-term memory. With time, long-term memory decays very little and can be recalled more easily. The information we store in long-term memory may not … Read more

Short Term Memory

Short Term Memory

Known also as primary or active memory, short-term memory is the ability to store a small amount of information in the mind and make it readily available for a short period of time. Short-term memory is essential for daily functions, so experiencing short-term memory loss can be frustrating and even debilitating. Short-term memory is very … Read more

Sensory Memory

Sensory Memory

The shortest-term memory is sensory memory.¬†This is the ability to retain sensory impressions after the original stimulus has ended. It serves as a buffer for stimuli received through sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, which are accurately retained but for a short period of time.¬† An example of sensory memory is being able to recall … Read more

Memory Processes

Memory Processes

We have already covered the various stages of memory formation (perception, sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory) in the section on Types of Memory. It is a human characteristic to be able to encode, store, and recall information, thus the three main processes involved in human memory are encoding, storing, and retrieving. As well, … Read more

Memory Types

Memory Types

Memory is one of the most fascinating aspects of being human. It allows us to store and recall information from our past, which helps us navigate through life. There are three main types of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. In this blog post, we will discuss each type in detail and explore … Read more