Discussion: Short-Term Memory Loss
Have you ever entered a room to retrieve an object, only to forget why you went into the room in the first place? Your short-term memory betrayed you.
Have you ever been introduced to several people in quick succession, instantly forgetting their names? Again, your short-term memory was to blame.
Short-term memory is limited in duration: Information retained for a period of seconds soon vanishes if not repeated or rehearsed. It is also limited in capacity: as new information enters your working memory buffer, previously stored items are displaced and lost, as can happen during introductions among groups of individuals. Finally short-term memory is susceptible to distraction. Unexpected stimuli, new scenes, or interjections can disrupt your train of thought.
For this Discussion, consider types of short-term memory. Think about strategies to improve short-term memory.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4
Post an example of short-term memory loss that you have experienced. Then explain your short-term memory loss within the context of the working memory model. Finally, explain strategies you might use to improve your short-term memory function.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.