PRIMARY MEMORY (PM)

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A former description of what is now referred to as short-term memory, Primary Memory refers to memory that retains data for only a very short period of time, perhaps only a few seconds.

PRIMARY MEMORY (PM): "Carol knew that her short term memory was being affected by her drinking."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRIMARY MEMORY (PM)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-memory-pm/ (accessed December 7, 2022).

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