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memory

(Commemoration), noun celebration, writing

memory

(Retention), noun mind, recalling, reflection
See also: hindsight, recognition, recollection, remembrance, retention, retrospect

MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

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About 10 to 15 percent of children tend to have problems with learning and attention, which can be related to a deficient short-term memory - the ability to retain information to solve a problem.
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A new antibiotic called Omnin works wonders; however, it also causes short-term memory loss.
Scientists have genetically altered mice so that they mimic the deficits in short-term memory and attention of schizophrenic patients.
Scientists have been studying the effect of coffee on those areas of the brain that regulate short-term memory.
This disturbs those within the hospital's confines, raises the risk of medical errors, and can even slow the pace of healing and contribute to lapses in short-term memory.
The experts have developed a hi-tech method of mapping where and when short-term memory occurs.
The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine the effects of caffeine consumption on brain activation in a network of modules subserving the short-term memory of 15 healthy adult volunteers during a working memory task.
Short-term memory difficulties may include problems remembering numbers, symbols, or words in correct order (Nolting, 1991) and erring when "carrying" numbers.
In both cases, the brain functions were substantially improved; specifically, immediate memory and concentration in the normal elderly and immediate memory and short-term memory of those who have organic brain disorders.

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