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Memory Consolidation - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideSeptember 28, 2012

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Definition: In order to remember information for a long period of time, it needs to be transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory. Through a process known as memory consolidation, information is encoded from short-term memory (which lasts about 20 to 30 seconds) into long-term memory (which can lasts from days to decades).

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