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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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He added that the findings "show us that negative, age-related changes in working memory are not unchangeable.
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The group means for visual-auditory reaction time, working memory scores (n-back task performance), and serum hormone assays were compared using independent t-test [Tables 2-4].
For the assessment of working memory maintenance, a modified Sternberg task was administered with E-Prime 2.0 (PST, USA).
It seems only elaborative rehearsal can help consolidate the information from working memory into a more lasting form 6 called long-term memory.
Children who fulfilled the selection criteria were subjected to working memory capacity assessment and auditory stream segregation task.
However, it must be noted that whilst the students were learning to practice yoga mindfully, it may have been challenging to do so with the new poses and may thus have impacted the potential benefit on working memory. Furthermore, the impact of the mindfulness techniques over a longer period of time in students may lead to different results.
This was the time when a measure of a student's working memory could be taken from the recorded EEG while the student was effectively using their working memory to think back over the letters they were presented with.
A decline of working memory and executive functions (EF) was reported also in older age [26-28], and it has been related to changes in PFC functional activity.
Working memory (WM) is an individual's capacity for the short-term storage and manipulation of information (Holmes, et al., 2010).
"To our knowledge, this study is the first to detect the specific brain mechanisms related to diabetes-induced working memory dysfunction," wrote Dr.