long term memory (LTM)
 
 
The permanent memory store accessed after a considerable gap between the presentation of a stimulus and its recall. See also short term memory, memory
 

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Long term memory, is generally distinguished from short term memory (STM) as that memory store accessed after a considerable gap between the presentation of a stimulus and its recall. LTM seems to be more prone to semantic interference than STM and is generally considered a permanent memory store. However, experiments that showed semantic interference in STM and phonological interference in LTM have lead some researchers to reject the distinction as meaningless.
 
 
Chris Eliasmith
 
 
Last Updated: May 2004