memory, short term
 
 
The temporary memory store accessed after recent exposure to a stimulus to be recalled. See also long term memory, memory.
 

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Short term memory (STM), is generally distinguished from long term memory (LTM) as that memory store accessed recent exposure to a stimulus to be recalled. STM seems to be more prone to phonological interference than LTM and is generally considered a temporary 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