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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Immediate memory test: participants read out a set of object-related words at a moderate speed and finished in about a minute.
The correlations with the RBANS immediate memory index and the attention index were stronger than with the MSET (r = 0.42 and r = 0.39, resp.).
Effect size was low for Visual Skill, Receptive Speech, Expressive Speech subtests, moderate for Motor Skill, Rhythm, Tactile Skill, Writing, Reading and Immediate Memory, and high for Mathematical Reasoning and Total.
On the other hand, Miller wrote, 'everybody knows' (!) that the finite span of immediate memory is about seven variables.
Does emotion help or hinder immediate memory? Arousal versus priority-binding mechanisms.
Table 1 Mean, Standard Deviation, and t-test showing the Differences of Younger and Older Adults on Wechsler Memory Scales (WMS) Wechsler Memory- Younger Adults Older Adults Scale (n = 20) (n = 20) M SD M SD t Auditory Immediate 52.40 15.41 40.10 10.05 2.99 Visual Immediate 75.65 10.16 40.10 12.29 4.08 ** Immediate Memory 128.05 22.29 101.25 20.00 4.02 ** Auditory Delayed 30.15 8.98 23.75 7.76 2.41 Visual Delayed 75.60 11.32 61.90 12.88 3.57 ** Auditory 48.65 3.12 45.85 4.12 2.42 Recognition Delayed General Memory 154.40 19.83 131.50 19.88 3.65 ** Working Memory 24.50 5.66 17.85 4.99 3.94 ** Visuomotor 301.90 54.91 239.95 40.23 4.07 ** Verbal Memory 75.35 15.43 56.00 8.79 4.87 ** df = 38.
"It's an immediate memory trigger, a remembrance in a bottle.
A widely used diagnostic instrument is the standardized assessment of concussion (SAC) system, which tabulates a summary of total scores in orientation, immediate memory, concentration, and delayed recall.
That is the only consolation I can think of today for having lost him--that as the immediate memory of Mailer the celebrity fades, the stature of Mailer the writer will grow.
This filtered information (e.g., someone's name) moves into one of two short-term memory deposits called immediate memory, where we consciously or subconsciously hold it for about 30 seconds.

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