Converting Short Term Memory to Long Term

Learning and memory are closely linked. Learning involves the acquisition of skills and knowledge, while memory is the expression of what has been acquired.

These two concepts can also be differentiated based on the speed at which these two things happen. If the acquisition of new skills or knowledge is slow then it is classified as learning. If this happens instantly it becomes part of a memory.

Memory can be categorized as long-term, short-term, and working memory. The first two can deteriorate due to old age, or a variety of clinical conditions.

Memory process

Memory is an active, reflective, and subjective process of previous experiences. The formation of memory is generally classified into three processes:

Encoding

: This process is involved in memory formation and depends on three factors:

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