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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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(6 chunks) These numbers exceed Cowan's limit of three to five, which implies that there may be some difficulty in recalling the words from short-term memory. This might be mitigated by the fact that the chunks are not completely independent because they are connected grammatically.
Table 1: Negative correlation between duration of diabetes and verbal fluency Variables Duration of diabetes Verbal fluency Pearson correlation Duration of diabetes 1.000 -0.837 (**) Verbal fluency -0.837 (**) 1.000 Significant (two-tailed) Duration of diabetes -- 0.000 Verbal fluency 0.000 -- (**) The correlation is significant at the 0.01 level Table 2: Negative Correlation between the duration of diabetes and short-term memory Variables Duration Short-term of diabetes memory Pearson correlation Duration of diabetes 1.000 -0.371 (**) Short-term memory -0.371 (**) 1.000 Significant (two-tailed) Duration of diabetes -- 0.038 Short-term memory 0.038 -- (**) The correlation is significant at the 0.05 level
Take this short-term memory loss test devised by researcher Elena Cavallini and her colleagues for their "Aging and Everyday Memory" study.
Short-term memory (which actually only refers to the here and now - and not even about this morning or yesterday) doesn't last long, but it deals with actual conscious manipulation of information; the things we're currently thinking about.
Short-term memory, also known as active memory, is the information we are currently aware of or thinking about.
Because current research has mainly focused on long-term mindfulness training ranging from seven to over thirty years of daily practice, the focus of this study was to measure short-term memory improvements over a brief, two month period (Cahn & Polich, 2006; Gothe, Pontifex, Hillman, & McAuley, 2013; Kjaer, Bertelsen, Piccini, Brooks, Alving, & Lou, 2002).
In the EEG-measured neural responses on the short-term memory tasks, the musicians performed better than the non-musicians.
The study by a team of researchers at Karolinska Institute, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, showed that it is possible to map the development of short-term memory capacity with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI scans), Khaleej Times Reported.
He said that the pathway is clearly part of the conversion of short-term memory to the long-term stable form, which occurs through changes in gene expression.
Despite the fear that permeated the marketplace, some loan officers began to thrive again when they embraced the changes and, yes, in fact, had a short-term memory about the old days and learned how to operate in a compliance-driven world.
INTRODUCTION: Short-term memory involves the maintenance of an active representation of information so that it is available for further processing.

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