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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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There are no general-purpose tricks to be learned that can improve them as there are with long-term memory.
"Long-term memory is something which has been learned or recalled and stored in the brain.
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They measured memory span for words and non-words, on the grounds that the non-words would lack any lexical representation in long-term memory, and so any difference in span between the words and non-words would reflect a long-term memory contribution to span.
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28 issue of Neuron, rats fed a magnesium compound showed significant gains in short- and long-term memory, working memory, and ability to learn, and older rats fed the compound performed better on a range of learning tests.
In fact, the administration of a PKA activator, CPT-cAMP, together with a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, IBMX, before or after a weak training, facilitated long-term memory in a dose-dependent manner (Romano et al., 1996a).
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Over time, the family realized that, while Brandon had problems with his short-term memory, his long-term memory remained intact.

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